Mary Franson

Legislative Update 3.23.12

By Mary Franson / March 23, 2012 / 0 Comments

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE News from Representative Franson This week has been a busy week at the Minnesota House, with long floor sessions and various committee meetings. Voter ID passed the House this week, after a 9 hour floor session on Tuesday. This bill proposes an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution that would require all voters provide […]

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Legislative Update 3.16.12

By Mary Franson / March 16, 2012 / 0 Comments

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE News from Representative Franson This week a bill I have authored regarding artwork in state buildings was heard in the House Government Operations and Elections Committee which approved the bill as amended and sent it to the House State Government Finance Committee. Current state law allows for an appropriation for construction or alteration […]

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Legislative Update 3.9.12

By Mary Franson / March 9, 2012 / 0 Comments

News from Representative Franson This week Representative Garofalo, chairman of the Education Finance Committee introduced House File 2083. Since the November 2011 forecast we now have a $1.2 billion surplus. This budget surplus allows us to put kids first and start paying back the education shift. With this bill we are paying back all of […]

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Legislative Update 3.2.12

By Mary Franson / March 2, 2012 / 0 Comments

News from Representative Franson This week the Minnesota Management and Budget released their annual February budget forecast indicating a surplus of $323 million. Last November the forecast indicated an $876 million surplus, that money has been properly allocated according to state law to replenish the state’s financial reserves. After that money is allocated, the state […]

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