Posts tagged with "DFL"

GOPbudget plan leaves MN’s behind/helps corporate special interests get ahead

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 20, 2015

House DFL leaders say the Republican budget will leave behind behind kids, working families, and greater Minnesota in order to help corporate special interests get further ahead. “The Republicans have made a choice that tax breaks for corporations and special interests are more important than educating our kids or investing in Minnesota’s future,” said House […]

New estimates show over 325,000 Minnesotans at risk of oil train spill

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 20, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released an estimate that 326,170 people live near rail routes that carry crude oil from North Dakota. In a released statement, House Deputy Minority Leader Paul Marquart (DFL-Dilworth) said, “The large amount of people living and working close to oil train lines is a major cause for concern, as […]

Rep. Pelowski weekly legislative update

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 20, 2015

State Representative Gene Pelowski (D-Winona) offers his weekly summary of legislative events.

Senate and Governor’s office in the same lane for transportation investment

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 5, 2015

Today, Governor Mark Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, Senate Transportation Committee Chair Scott Dibble, and a coalition of state leaders stood together to highlight their shared goal of passing a comprehensive investment in transportation this session. Facing a $6 billion deficit in transportation funding over the next ten years, Governor Dayton, Senator Bakk, Senator […]

State Auditor candidate Matt Entenza talks about his latest run for office

Posted by HBC Newsdesk July 7, 2014

Former House Minority Leader and founder of the think tank MN2020 Matt Entenza was in Winona today making the media rounds. Entenza, a Democrat, spoke with HBC 25 about his run for state auditor against incumbent and DFL endorsed Rebecca Otto. The two will be facing each other in the August 12 primary election.

Bonding Bill details released

Posted by HBC Newsdesk May 5, 2014

DFL Senator LeRoy Stumpf of Plummer released the details today of a $1.165 billion capital investment bill outlining the use of $846 million in General Obligation (GO) bonds and an additional $200 million in one-time cash leveraged from the state’s budget surplus. The much anticipated bill, estimated to create more than 28,000 jobs, is the […]

Weekly legislative update from Rep. Gene Pelowski

Posted by HBC Newsdesk May 2, 2014

Legislative update from District 28B Minnesota State Representative Gene Pelowski of Winona for the week of April 28, 2014.

Dems look to expand high-speed broadband

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 22, 2014

Today House DFL leaders and legislators joined educators and students at the State Capitol to push for one of the 2014 session’s remaining priorities– the first significant investment in broadband internet infrastructure. House Speaker Paul Thissen called the expansion of broadband in greater Minnesota “vital to our vision of a stronger Minnesota in every corner […]

Rep. Gene Pelowski comments on education bill

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 4, 2014

State Representative Gene Pelowski of Winona talks about this session’s education bill and other legislative issues from the past week.

Property taxes to decrease according to DFL

Posted by HBC Newsdesk July 29, 2013

Democratic lawmakers are touting a decrease in property taxes for 2014 due to legislation passed in the last legislative session. According to a DFL report, Minnesota homeowners will see a $109 million property tax decrease in 2014 according to recent reports from non-partisan House Research. In total, property taxes in 2014 are projected to decrease […]

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