Yom HaShoah

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In solidarity with the Jewish people and the State of Israel, we, as Olmsted County Republicans, honor Holocaust Remembrance Day this April 24th and will “Never Forget.”     The official title is “Yom HaShoah” in Hebrew, or in English, the Holocaust Remembrance Day. Tthe State of Israel recognizes this Day yearly. Sirens sound across Israel at 11:00 am and all activity in the country stops.

2016 Big Election Money

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Between the National Institute for Labor Relations Research and Open Secrets, here’s some big money insights regarding the 2016 election cycle. Labor unions spent about $1.6 billion-with-a-B on political activities… according to their own reports to the federal government. The top 35 union spending units came from 22 unions who spent $800 million of it. The SEIU and two teachers’ unions are at the top of the list having combined for $380 million. Similarly, looking at the top 22 individual donors and their recipients, they spent a combined $537 million: $298 million to groups and candidates on the left, $238 million on the right. Who do we hear most about, as people tilting the scales of the electoral process? The Koch brothers. Charles was well out of the …

Dave Senjem update

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April 21, 2017 Dear Friends, Legislators returned back to St. Paul after a week-long Passover/Easter break. The House and Senate have completed their omnibus or committee bills. Now conference committees begin their work. They will determine the final content of bills that ultimately will make their way to the Governor. There is a lot of work ahead as we move into the final weeks of the 2017 legislative session. This week, the Senate got right-to-work by appointing legislators to conference committees. Committee membership is determined by the committee chairs with concurrence by the Majority and Minority Leaders, and ultimately by a vote of the entire Senate.  In most cases, they are comprised of members of both the majority and minority parties. I am serving on the Senate Tax …

Carla Nelson update

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April 21, 2017 Spring has finally sprung and the legislature is in full swing. Read on to learn about conference committees, teacher licensure and two new items in the Legacy Bill. Be sure to answer the survey question! Be sure to contact me with your thoughts on any legislative issue or if I can be of assistance on any state or agency issue. It’s a privilege to work for you! Serving you, Carla Conference committee All budget bills are off the floor and now sit in conference committees with the House budget bills. As chairwoman of the Senate E12 Finance Committee I join Rep. Loon, chairwoman of the House Education Committee, in chairing the Education Finance Conference Committee. Four additional members join us from the Senate and four …