Friday, May 10, 2013
The Houe passed the legislation Thursday by a 75- 59 vote.
State Rep. Jason Isaacson, whose District 42B includes part of Roseville, voted Thursday for the gay marriage bill known as the Marriage Equality Act. The first-term DFL lawmaker today (Friday) issued the following statement explaining his vote: "With the House already having passed a comprehensive budget that eliminates our deficit and invests in priorities like education, the time was right to give this bill a vote. “When it comes down to it, yesterday’s vote was about making sure every Minnesotan can be with the person they love. I’m glad that same-sex couples will soon be able to gain the same happiness, protections, and rights that I enjoy with my wife.” Isaacson's office explained, "This bill would allow civil marriages for all …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Pust is a Roseville resident and former City Council member
Gov. Mark Dayton today (Friday) announced he has appointed Tammy Pust as Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings. Pust, of Roseville, replaces lacing the Honorable Raymond R. Krause, who is resigning on May 3. “Tammy Pust’s extensive legal experience in state government and her outstanding commitment to public service have made her uniquely qualified to serve as Chief Administrative Law Judge,” Dayton said in a press statement. “I am confident, based on her qualifications, that Ms. Pust will serve the state with excellence in this new role.” Currently, Pust is the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at the Minnesota Department of Education. Previously, she was a trial partner at the Parker Rosen…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The first-term DFLer says Legislature is focused on balancing state budget.
District 42B Rep. Jason Isaacson has lauded Gov. Mark Dayton for scrapping his proposal to expand the state sales tax on many businesses. The fresheman DFLer, whose district includes that area of Roseville north of County Road C and east of Snelling Avenue, called Dayton's decision "great news for businesses in our district and around the state.". In an e-mail Tuesday to constituents, Isaacson, of Shoreview, offered these comments : "Last Friday Governor Mark Dayton decided to scrap the business-to-business sales tax component of his budget proposal. This is great news for businesses in our district and around our state. Many business owners shared concerns with me about the proposal’s impact on their competitiveness. By listening to …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Hausman, Isaacson voice their general support for the governor.
Two Roseville-area state representatives _ District 66A Rep. Alice Hausman and District 42B Rep. Jason Isaacson _ have voiced general support for Gov. Mark Dayton's State of the State address this week. Here are statements from the two state lawmakers, who each represent parts of Roseville: Hausman (DFL-St. Paul): “I was gratified to hear Gov. Dayton present his ideas during the State of the State address tonight. As the legislature crafts its budget, it is important to include some of the excellent ideas the governor talked about. Our budget will be different than the governor’s but will reflect the same priorities; responsible and long term budget stability and investments in education and infrastructure.” Isaacson (DFL-Shoreview): “…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The veteran Roseville state lawmaker says some proposed investments are good.
Sen. John Marty said he generally supports Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed state budget and tax plan, saying it includes a needed boost for education spending. "I have looked at bits and pieces (of Dayton's plan) and overall I like the direction," said Marty, a DFLer from Roseville. "He (Dayton) is making wise investment in education, not only in early eduction but in higher education." Marty contended that Minnesota hasn't done well, in recent years, in spending for higher education and, as a result, the state's competitive standing has fallen. (Click on to this link to see a blog from s staffer at 20/20.) "When you let yourself slide, you hurt yourself in the long run," Marty said, who added that he likes "a lot" of what is in …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Former Roseville mayor says businesses can't always pass on the added cost to customers.
Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to lower the state sales tax but broaden it cover dozens new categories- including car repairs, legal services and clothing over $100- has some Roseville-area business leaders and owners concerned. Here is some initial local reaction: Tim Roche, CEO of the Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce: "This patch work of finding creative ways to gain more revenue just shows that the whole tax system needs to be redone. Unfortunately, some people fail to realize that taxes on businesses are passed onto the community through higher prices, less available jobs, and stagnant wage increases. No matter how it’s spun, 99% vs. 1%, DFL vs. Republican, the haves vs. the have nots, we are all in this together. All 100% of us…
Monday, January 28, 2013
More than 100 reader comments have been made since governor's plan unveiled last week.
When Gov. Mark Dayton last week unveiled a proposed state budget and tax plan that would, among other things, lower Minnesota's sales tax from 6.875 percent to 5.5 percent, the plan sparked a vigorous debate among Patch readers. Patch has had more than 100 reader comments on our story that asked people to take our poll, then share their thoughts on Dayton's tax and budget plan. Here's a sampling of some of the comments: George P. Burdell: A simplistic response to this comment would then be; Democrats want to clean out our wallets and institute socialisim... which really worked well for the USSR...hmmm. Brad Koehn: I'll be curious to see if Minnesotans spend enough on clothing worth more than $100 to bring in $2B in revenue. I'm a bit …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
A look at some of Roseville Patch's biggest stories of the past week. .
Gov. Mark Dayton this past week unveiled a proposed state budget and tax plan that would, among other things, lower Minnesota's sales tax from 6.875 percent to 5.5 percent but broaden it to cover more items such as higher-priced clothing, car repairs and other services. That was among the major news stories on Roseville Patch during the last week with more than 100 reader comments weighing in about the governor's proposals. To see the story click on to this link. Meanwhile, here are a few other significant stories of the past week. Click on to the highlghted links to see the full reports: Public Hearing Set for Monday on Proposed County Road D Project: The Roseville City Council is scheduled to take public comments at its meeting this …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
See which goods and services would be taxed more, less or not at all in Minnesota under the governor's proposed changes.
For Roseville news and information, _subscribe to our free newsletter. Also, like us on Facebook and follow us _on Twitter. Here are three lists the Minnesota Department of Revenue released Thursday night, according to Morning Take (click on PDF thumbnails at right to display lists): Which changes would affect you? Which would have an effect on businesses in Fridley or the community more broadly? Leave a comment with an example below. Related posts:
Friday, January 25, 2013
Rep. Jason Isaacson lauds Gov. Dayton for putting forth a state tax plan and budget. But he's also seeking constituent feedback.
State Rep. Jason Isaacson, District 42B, is applauding Gov. Mark Dayton this week for offering up a budget and tax plan, callilng it "a good starting point." "It took guts and courage to put an actual plan on the table," said Isaacson, a DFL freshman legislator from Shoreview whose district includes that section of Roseville north and east of County Road C and Snelling Avenue. At the same time, however, Isaacson said he is seeking constituent feedback on the governor's plan, specificalliy wondering how Dayton's the sales tax expansion would affect small businesses. Isaacson released the following statement: “I applaud Governor Dayton for introducing a plan to get Minnesota’s fiscal house in order. It took guts and courage to put an actual …