Legislative Report

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Dear Neighbors, On Tuesday, June 18th, I am co-hosting a legacy planning roundtable with the North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in partnership with Todd County Development Corporation in Long Prairie. The roundtable is designed to be a community-wide discussion on the...
Dear Neighbors, On Tuesday, legislation I have authored received a committee hearing in the House Taxes Committee. House File 4892 exempts sales and use taxes for materials purchased by the Browerville Public School District for renovations to the prekindergarten through grade 12 school building...
Dear Neighbors, On Tuesday, legislation I have authored received a committee hearing in the House Taxes Committee. House File 4892 exempts sales and use taxes for materials purchased by the Browerville Public School District for renovations to the prekindergarten through grade 12 school building...
Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature on Monday intensified their efforts to address an issue related to religious freedom. Democrats then put that project on indefinite hold. The afternoon started with a press conference where dozens of religious leaders from around the state joined Republicans...
Dear Neighbors, Part of my job as your elected representative includes pulling back the curtain on what’s happening in St. Paul and letting you know how things work here at the legislature. I often hear from folks back home who contact me about a vote I have taken either for or against a bill. In...
Dear Neighbors, On Thursday, Democrats held their first gun control hearings of the year in the House Public Safety Committee. It is disappointing that Democrats and their allies are pushing their gun control agenda at a time when the families of the three Burnsville first responders who were...
Dear Friends, This week, Minnesota Management and Budget released the February Budget and Economic which showed a $3.7 billion surplus in 2025, but a $1.5 billion deficit beginning in 2026. The deficit is forecasted as if the surplus will not be spent, meaning any new spending bills passed in 2024...
The State wrestling tournament started yesterday and we have several great local wrestlers at the Xcel Center competing for the podium. Little Falls has five wrestlers on the mat during the two days of the tournament, Aitkin has two seniors representing them, and Pierz is represented by two...
Dear Friends, The 2024 legislative session kicked off this week. While it is great to be back at the Capitol representing the best, Democrats are wasting no time in pushing their expensive and extreme agenda. From failing to return SROs to school to new gun legislation, it has been a busy first...
State Representative Mike Wiener, R-Long Prairie, released the following statement on the first week of the 2024 legislative session: “Minnesotans have seen and felt the consequences of one-party control with soaring inflation rates, billions of dollars in new taxes, and dozens of controversial...

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