Friday, January 4, 2013
Legislative Clerk David Surdez places the names of the 2013-2014 House members on the voting board in the House Chamber. The legislative session is scheduled to begin Jan. 8.
Legislative Clerk David Surdez places the names of the 2013-2014 House members on the voting board in the House Chamber. The 134 name plates have to be adjusted by hand at least every two years. The legislative session is scheduled to begin Jan. 8. After redistricting, and the 2012 General Election, Richfield will be represented by Linda Slocum and Jean Wagenius in the Minnesota House of Representatives and Patricia Torres Ray and Melissa Halvorson-Wiklund in the Senate. Slocum, Wagenius and Torres-Ray all one re-election campaigns. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Ashley is a Web developer and small business owner.
Name : Mr. Matt S Ashley Age : 34 Place of residence : Minneapolis, MN Attended college : Yes College : RCC Rochester Degree : NA Year of graduation : NA Job titles held : Regional MGR, Sales Trainer, VP of Sales and now Owner Employers : Audio King, Ultimate Electronics, Slamco, Self Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: State office Running for position: MN House 63B Chamber/district: 63B Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : First Time Candidate Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Address 5315 43rd Ave s Minneapolis MN 55417 Name : Matt Ashley Website : www.matt4house.com Twitter : @mattashley63b Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/matt4house I only plan to take a salary equal to my property tax. About 2350/year. I am…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Minnesota House representative is running for her fourth term.
Name : Linda Joan Slocum Age : 62 Place of residence : 6700 Girard Ave. S Richfield, MN 55423 Attended college : Yes College : Simpson College Degree : BA Year of graduation : 1972 University : took graduate credits at Augsburg College in education Job titles held : Teacher Employers : Minneapolis Public Schools Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: State office Running for position: State Representative District 50A Chamber/district: District 50 A Incumbent: First elected: 15 January 2006 Previous elective offices : current State Representative for Richfield and Bloomington Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : none Address 6700 Girard Ave. S Richfield MN 55423 Name : Mary Supple Title : Campaign Chair Website : www.electslocum.…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Minnesota's House Minority Leader Paul Thissen addresses constituents in monthly newsletter.
Editor's Note: The following is a newsletter from Rep. Paul Thissen (DFL), who currently represents part of Richfield. Dear Friends: Spring is upon us and we are a short month and a half from the scheduled adjournment of the 2012 legislative session. I am disappointed to report the legislature has not made much progress on its most important work this year - getting people working again and building a strong, middle class economy. With six DFL jobs bills receiving committee hearings, I am hopeful that the second half of the legislative session will be more productive. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS CONTINUE TO BE REPUBLICANS' FOCUS There has been considerable attention to adding more constitutional amendments to the ballot in November. In the …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Rep. Paul Thissen believes the GOPs lack of care will allow the DFL to take control of Minnesota House and Senate after the next election.
Two weeks after legislative redistricting maps were released, House Minority Leader Paul Thissen (D-Richfield/Minneapolis) told DFL members that he was confident the party would be able to gain a majority in the Minnesota House and Senate following the next election. While Thissen said the new legislative maps seem to give Democrats an advantage, he also took time to outline what he thought were major differences in Democrats' and Republicans' priorities—differences that could ultimately help Democrats take the majority. "[Republicans] have no interest in helping make sure that a middle class economy grows," he said Tuesday. "Their only economic policy is to say get out of the way of corporations and everything will be OK." "You wouldn't …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Rep. Linda Slocum gets excited about the No Child Left Behind waiver.
Jobs “Where are the jobs bills,” House Minority Leader Paul Thissen (DFL-Richfield/Minneapolis) asked Minnesota House members this past week. “Again, we have before us a bill that doesn’t help us grow jobs and, more importantly, is a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist," he said on the House floor, on Feb. 9. Thissen was criticizing a Republican-backed bill that would prevent union dues from being deducted from state childcare subsidy payments. House Majority Leader Matt Dean (R-Dellwood) responded by saying it is a jobs bill. Dean also said Gov. Mark Dayton crossed the line when he used executive authority to institute a vote on whether providers wanted to form a union. Ramsey County District Judge Dale Lindman issued a temporary …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
A variety of new state laws are effective Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.
Editor's Note: The following is a Minnesota House of Representatives press release. The following are some of the new laws that take effect Jan. 1, 2012. The asterisk following the bill number denotes the language that became law. Summaries of all laws passed by the 2011 Legislature are available online from nonpartisan House Public Information Services at house.mn/hinfo/Newlaws2011-0.asp. Business and Commerce Insurance claims law modernized A new law brings insurance statute covering portable electronics claims into the 21st century. The law allows claims processors-supervised, non-licensed insurance adjusters to enter data into an automated claims adjustment system. The computerized system is designed for data collection, …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Rep. Paul Thissen shares his opinion on the tax bill during the special session Tuesday.
Rep. Paul Thissen pushed hard for Minnesota House members to vote "no" on the omnibus tax bill Tuesday, accusing Republicans of protecting special interests and not doing the job they were elected to do. "As the clock ran out of the regular legislative session," began Rep. Paul Thissen (D-Richfield/Minneapolis). "I said that 2011 was a colossal failure of leadership on the part of the Republicans." However, now that Tuesday marked the 19th day of a shutdown, he said failing to approve a budget by the end of regular session May 23 was just the beginning of the problems. "Republicans have failed to lead," he said. "They've stubbornly stuck to protecting millionaires ... They went so far to protect millionaires that they actually shutdown our…
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
As the state gets set to put gay marriage directly before voters, Rep. Thissen expresses disappointment and dismay at the move.
Late Saturday night the Minnesota House passed a bill which will ask Minnesota voters to define marriage as being between one man and one woman during the 2012 general election. If approved by voters, the measure will become part of the Minnesota State Constitution. The bill passed the House by a 70-62 vote that broke roughly along party lines. Richfield Patch caught up with House Minority Leader Paul Thissen (DFL–Richfield/Minneapolis) following the vote and here's what he had to say: Richfield Patch: What were your initial thoughts following the bill’s passage in the House? Rep. Paul Thissen: My reaction is [one of] deep disappointment in the State Legislature. This [bill] is not consistent with the values of Minnesota. It’s incredibly …
Monday, May 16, 2011
State Rep. Linda Slocum responds to new omnibus gun bill.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Minnesota House DFL Media office. The Minnesota House of Representatives passed HF 1467, the Omnibus Gun Bill Friday. The bill makes significant changes to law enforcement ability to seize weapons, gun permit regulations, and establishes an expansion “castle doctrine.” State Rep. Linda Slocum (DFL–Richfield) said this bill will dramatically hurt public safety. “The entire bill is full of unnecessary and, quite frankly, foolish public policy,” Slocum said. “This ‘Shoot First’ Bill won’t make Minnesotans safer and won’t help law enforcement officials do their jobs.” HF 1467 greatly expands the “castle doctrine” to allow citizens to use deadly force in self-defense. Minnesota currently …