Nels Pierson update

In letter, news by Bruce Kaskubar0 Comments

Dear Neighbors, Health Care Bill On Monday, we passed an important bill to bring some stability to our health insurance system in Minnesota. Our legislation, HF5, is projected to reduce insurance premiums by 17-18%. We need lower costs and more stability on the individual market, and this should be a step towards those goals. Helping Working Families This week, my bill to assist working families was heard in committee. The legislation would increase the amount Minnesotans could receive under the Minnesota Family Investment Program and removes the marriage penalty. The allotment for families hasn’t been raised since 1986, and could use a boost. This bill has the support of many religious groups, and I think it’s important legislation in caring for our neighbors in need. Adoptive Foster Bill …

Duane Quam update

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Friends, Bipartisan Health Insurance Reform Passes HouseThe Minnesota Premium Security Plan (HF5), which establishes a state-based reinsurance program, passed the House on a bipartisan vote of 78-53. This program is designed to stabilize and reduce premiums by mitigating the impact of high-risk individuals, or those who are the most sick, on the individual health insurance market. According to Minnesota Management and Budget, the proposal is estimated to reduce premiums by 17-18 percent. The Minnesota Premium Security is a significant step forward in fixing the problems created by Obamacare and MNsure. Minnesota once had a health insurance market that was one of the best in the nation and this will help to restore that. Not only will Minnesotans that need it most have access to health insurance, but it …

No More Sales Tax

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This is a copy of a letter to be sent to Olmsted County commissioners… On March 7, 2017 the Olmsted County Republican Executive Committee took a position opposing the levying of any additional sales tax for transportation. The present sales tax in Olmsted County is one of the highest in the state. Before any additional tax dollars go into transportation there should be a much needed scrutiny of how those dollars are spent now, including but not limited to the money being paid to consultants (that is close to the amount the county is short on funding). Aaron Miller, Chair, Olmsted County Republicans