Senjem Legislative Update, February 1, 2019

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Dear Friends, Hello from the Minnesota State Capitol! We’re nearly finished with the first month of the legislative session. Committee work is ramping up and legislation is beginning to move in earnest as we continue the work of assembling the state budget for the next two years. We’re also in the midst of introducing our proposals for some of the big issues facing Minnesotans. Here’s a primer on where things stand: Remembering Duane Benson Last week on the Senate floor, I spoke to remember former state Senator Duane Benson of Lanesboro, who passed away last week. As I said during my remarks, Duane Benson was a mentor and an icon in the Minnesota Senate. He will be missed. Grants for rural childcare providers As I have written in …

Senjem Legislative Update, January 11, 2019

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Dear Friends,   The 2019 legislative session officially convened on Tuesday, January 8th. Over the next five months, the legislature will begin work on the state’s two-year budget – which the legislature must pass before adjourning in May.  As we work together on a responsible state budget, legislators will also be addressing some top priorities for this legislative session. In the coming weeks, legislators will focus on childcare, health care, mental health, government accountability, and taxes.     I’m glad to be back for another legislative session representing the people of Dodge and Olmsted counties. We’ve got a lot to work to do in making sure Minnesota families can thrive. We’re getting to work right away on bipartisan solutions that work for Minnesotans.    Early priorities include: Supporting mental …

Voter Guide 2018

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Of course, we encourage voting for our endorsed Republican candidates. In addition, we are asked about non-partisan races. Our thoughts are as follows (and those named may be unaware of their inclusion): Matt Flynn County commissioner district 4 Mark Ostrem County Attorney Charlie O’Connell Rochester Mayor Heather Holmes Rochester city council ward 1 Arlo Kroening Rochester city council ward 3 Bruce Kaskubar Rochester school board seat 2 John Eischen Rochester school board seat 4 Greg Gallas Rochester school board seat 6 Unmentioned races are toss-ups, have no challenger, or we have insufficient information to offer a suggestion. Who’s on your ballot? Visit the Secretary of State’s web site and find out. Want a printable version? Here’s a PDF.

Door Knocking

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There are planned door knocking days in various parts of the area. Sign up or show up in a place on a day that works for you to help turn Minnesota more red! Chatfield October 28 Stewartville October 31 Rochester November 3 Kasson November 4 Rochester November 5 Rochester November 6 There are other opportunities almost daily. Give Ryan a call at 651 324 8320 to get plugged in.