Tag: Paul Marquart

New Bill Exempts “Barn Venues” from Sprinkler Requirements in Minnesota

St. Paul, MN — Lost in the excitement of the budget bills, police reform discussion, and senate hearings was a bill that Representative Paul Marquart says will save small venues owners up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Chief Authored by Marquart, HF1015 and its Senate counterpart, SF524, will no longer require venue owners with…
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July 13, 2021 0

Representative Marquart Pleased with Compromise and End Result of Budget Bills

St. Paul, MN — The divided Minnesota legislature was able to come together during their special session that ended last week and pass a $52 billion state budget just in time to avoid any government shutdowns. District 4B Representative Paul Marquart says both the Democrats and Republicans were able to set aside their differences and…
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July 7, 2021 0

Legislature Looks to Wrap Up Special Session with Tax Bill

St. Paul, MN — Today is the final day for the Minnesota Legislature to pass the remaining budget bills to avoid any sort of Government shutdown. The final bill that will hit the House and Senator floor will be the tax bill and the good news, according to Tax Committee Chair Representative Paul Marquart, is…
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June 30, 2021 0

Minnesota Legislature Making Compromise in Special Session

St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota Legislature is in the closing days of their special session and it appears that they will be able to pass all the budget bills in time to avoid any sort of government shutdown. Despite them failing to come to any sort of agreement in the regular session, most of…
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June 28, 2021 0

Representative Marquart Comments on Loosening of COVID Restrictions

St. Paul, MN — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Thursday announced the timeline to the end of COVID-19 restrictions in the state. All restrictions other than the mask mandate will end by Memorial Day weekend and the mask mandate will end July 1st or when the state is 70% vaccinated.  Representative Marquart on his weekly…
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May 10, 2021 0

Representative Marquart Talks Strategy as Conference Committees Begin Debating Omnibus Bills

St. Paul, MN — Conference committees are set and this week will hit the road running debating the dozen omnibus bills presented by both the House and Senate in the Minnesota Legislature. Given it’s the only bipartisan state legislature in the nation, there will need be a lot of compromise on both sides before an…
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May 4, 2021 0

Marquart Comments on Local Impact of House Omnibus Bills

St. Paul MN — It was busy week last week as the Minnesota House and Senate worked to pass all the different omnibus budget bills, including those in education, public safety, commerce, and tax bill. Overall, nearly a dozen different omnibus bills have been passed so far, which are quite lengthy and include many amendments…
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April 26, 2021 0

Representative Marquart Continues to Stand Behind Law Enforcement

St. Paul, MN — It’s a trying time for law enforcement and now more than ever people are calling for police reform. And while local Representative Paul Marquart agrees there may be a need for reformative measures, he’s standing behind local law enforcement who have to do an incredibly difficult job every day and says…
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April 20, 2021 0

Tax Chair Representative Marquart Discusses House Omnibus Tax Bill

St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota House of Representatives passed their omnibus tax bill on party line vote to move it on to the Ways and Means Committee. The bill would provide about $4.2 billion in property tax refunds, aids, and credits that Tax Committee Chair Representative Paul Marquart says will provide relief for Minnesota…
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April 12, 2021 0

Representative Marquart Comments of House Budget Proposal

St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota House of Representatives, Senate, and Governor Walz have now all released their proposed budget targets for the next biennium, and each is a little different. District 4B Representative Paul Marquart reviewed some of the provisions of the House proposal, which tallies up to about $52.5 billion, during his visit…
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April 2, 2021 0