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Rep. Davids reports budget collects $300 million more in unexpected revenue


Thu, Jun 13th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) said if you ever needed any proof that Republican budgeting works, check out the latest economic forecasts.

Minnesota economists recently announced that our state has another unexpected windfall of $300 million. Davids said the 2012-13 budget was created by Republicans to eliminate a $5 billion deficit, and that budget cycle will end on June 30.

“We have not had a negative budget forecast since our budget was signed into law, and the economy continues to dramatically improve with each update,” Davids said. “This is happening because – unlike legislative Democrats this year - we eliminated wasteful spending and did not raise taxes on all Minnesotans.”

State economists say the $300 million will allow Minnesota to fully replenish its reserves and pay down money it still owes local school districts.

But Davids said he expects to see much different economic forecasts during the 2014-15 budget cycle. Legislative Democrats crafted that budget plan, which included $3 billion in new, permanent spending andmore than $2 billion in tax increases on all hardworking Minnesotans.

“Had we continued down this path of economic success, we would have had plenty of money to spend on worthwhile programs over the next two years,” Davids said. “Instead we raised taxes on everyone, which is going to result in decreased job investment and decreased spending and will deliver a huge blow to our state’s economic standing.”

Sen. Franken Pushes to Increase Transparency of Federal Surveillance Programs Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to Make FISA Court Opinions Public

Tue, Jun 11th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

WASHINGTON, D.C. [06/11/13]—U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and a bipartisan group of Senators are pushing new legislation to bring greater transparency to federal surveillance programs. The bill would require the Attorney General to make publ ..... 
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Minnesota Farm Bureau Commends Senate for Passing Farm Bill

Tue, Jun 11th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) applauds the U.S. Senate for moving forward to complete work on the bipartisan farm bill, the Agriculture Reform, Jobs and Food Act of 2013. The bill provides needed risk management tools and a viable ..... 
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Minnesota Farm Bureau Comments on Legislative Session

Tue, Jun 4th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

“The recently completed Minnesota legislative session took some positive steps forward for Farm Bureau and agriculture in Minnesota, but in the area of taxes, we may have taken a few steps backward,” said Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) P ..... 
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REP. DAVIDS: ALL MINNESOTANS WILL PAY MORE THANKS TO DEMOCRAT TAX INCREASE AGREEMENT

Tue, May 21st, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL – Minnesota House and Senate Democrats have approved the largest tax increase in decades, and State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) said all hardworking taxpayers will feel the impact. “Legislative Democrats told us they would ..... 
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HOUSE APPROVES ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES & AG BUDGET

Tue, May 21st, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN — Lawmakers in the Minnesota House of Representatives passed the conference committee report on the Omnibus Environment, Natural Resources, & Agriculture finance bill this evening by a vote of 71 to 60. The bill takes serious steps to ..... 
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AGREEMENT ON TROUT STREAM SETBACK LANGUAGE

Wed, May 15th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

(St. Paul) – This week, House and Senate members, the governor’s administration, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) came to an agreement on legislation regarding silica sand minin ..... 
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AGREEMENT ON TROUT STREAM SETBACK LANGUAGE

Mon, May 13th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

(St. Paul) – This week, House and Senate members, the governor’s administration, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) came to an agreement on legislation regarding silica sand minin ..... 
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Commissioner Rothman teams up with AARP to talk about elder fraud, financial abuse prevention

Mon, Apr 22nd, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Statewide Tele-town hall focused on the fight against senior fraud SAINT PAUL, MN – Within this decade, there will be more Minnesotans over the age of 65 than children enrolled in our public schools. Senior citizens across the country hold the ..... 
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