Capitol Review: Bly, Garofalo Co-Author Several Bills
School funding, property taxes and health care are the early bills coming out of House committees on which Rep. David Bly sits.
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Sen. Kevin Dahle (D-District 20) of Northfield
Short Description: Resolution requesting Congress to propose a constitutional amendment and, if Congress does not propose an amendment, applying to Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose an amendment clarifying the rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons and not the rights of artificial entities and that spending money to influence elections is not speech under the First Amendment.
Dahle serves as the Vice Chair of the Education Committee and also serves on the Commerce, Finance—E-12 Division, and State and Local Government committees.
Follow him on Twitter at @KevinDahle.
Rep. David Bly (D-District 20B) of Northfield
|HF0127||1||01/17/2013||Halverson||School district current year aid payment shift percentage restored to 90.|
|HF0126||1||01/17/2013||Faust||Property tax refund modified, threshold percentage decreased for the homestead credit refund for homeowners, and percentage of rent constituting property taxes increased.|
|HF0125||1||01/17/2013||Radinovich||Minnesota investment fund money appropriated.|
|HF0124||1||01/17/2013||Mahoney||Minnesota Trade Office modified, and money appropriated.|
|HF0076||2||01/17/2013||Laine||Minnesota Health Plan; all necessary health care guaranteed to be available and affordable for every Minnesotan; Minnesota Health Plan, Minnesota Health Board, Minnesota Health Fund, Office of Health Quality and Planning, patient advocacy ombudsman, and inspector general for the Minnesota Health Plan established; and money appropriated.|
|HF0066||3||01/17/2013||Hansen||Drainage system provisions modified.|
Bly is Vice Chair of the Housing Finance and Policy Committee and also serves on the Education Policy; Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance; and Judiciary Finance and Policy committees.
Follow him on Twitter @dbly.
Tweet of the week: We heard an excellent presentation from Univ. MN Scientists on the coming changes to Minnesota climate. http://fb.me/2aexSm4QK
Sen. Dave Thompson (R-District 58) of Lakeville (represents Dakota County)
Thompson is Assistant Minority Leader and serves on the Education, State and Local Government, Taxes, and Taxes-Tax Reform Division committees.
Follow him on Twitter at @ThompsonSenate
Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-District 58B) of Farmington (represents Dakota County)
|HF0059||2||01/17/2013||Dettmer||Military retirement pay income tax subtraction provided.|
|HF0014||2||01/14/2013||Kieffer||Changing the method for amending the Minnesota Constitution, and constitutional amendment proposed.|
|HF0013||3||01/17/2013||Norton||Method for amending the Minnesota Constitution changed, and constitutional amendment proposed.|
Garofalo serves on the Energy Policy, Property and Local Tax Division, and Taxes committees.
Follow him on Twitter at @PatGarofalo.
Tweet of the week: 1) Dayton proposes clothing tax increase. 2) February forecast improves 3) Dayton withdraws clothing tax 2 "compromise"#RememberHeAintDumb