Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Republican outlines her thoughts on the Crosswinds school issue, bills she has authored this session and other matters facing the Legislature.
We’re nearing the end of the 2013 legislative session in St. Paul, but we still face some tough decisions on spending over the next month. I would like to provide you with a general overview from the legislature as well as some specific issues I have been working on for you this year. I am first and foremost concerned that proposals this year to raise taxes and fees by nearly $3 billion, coupled with the bonding proposals that increase our debt, create a deadly combination that will jeopardize our economic progress. Therefore, you will not find me voting in support of most of the omnibus bills that come to the House floor this session. I continue working with the Department of Labor and Industry regarding workers' compensation advisory …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Here are this week’s posts from Woodbury Patch bloggers.
If you’re interesting in joining Woodbury Patch’s Local Voices team, email Hannah Gruber at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices Increase in Stonemill Farms After 10 years, Stonemill Farms homeowners are still competing with new construction in their neighborhood. How does a homeowner wishing to sell compete with that? (John and Becky Durham) Woodbury Real Estate Update for April 15, 2013 With values up it the market is ripe for you to take advantage of the low rates and move up to that home your significant other has been dreaming of. (Matthew Johnson) Tonight is Kind of Special Here's to good friends. Translating an ad of the 70s/80s. (Eric Berg) The Boston Marathon Communication has changed things in times of disaster, not necessarily for …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Political cartoons from Steve Brady.
Pictured are the latest Dan Riley political cartoons created by Washington County resident Steve Brady. What do you think of his (admittedly left-leaning) take on politics? Tell us in the comments section.
Monday, January 14, 2013
The local Republican announced the news Monday.
Kelly Fenton, deputy chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota, announced Monday her plans to run for re-election to the position. “My commitment is to you and supporting the election of officials who will preserve your economic freedoms in our state. I am committed to unseating Mark Dayton and Al Franken in 2014, in addition to regaining the Republican majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives,” the Woodbury resident said in a statement. “I am confident the Republican Party will be in a good spot for the 2014 election cycle and have high hopes that our agenda will see success, and in turn, we will be able to continue moving the Republican Party of Minnesota forward. This will require extensive fundraising, data management, and …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The latest cartoons created by Washington County resident Steve Brady.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Here's the latest installment of political cartoons created by Washington County resident Steve Brady. What do you think of his (admittedly left-leaning) takes on politics? Tell us in the comments section.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Democrats won two of three legislative seats in Woodbury races.
It may have been the Republicans’ own undoing. The party’s push for the two failed ballot initiatives—the marriage amendment and voter ID—energized Minnesota Democrats, helping tilt the balance of power at the Capitol back to the DFL, said Alberder Gillespie, District 53 DFL chair. “(Voters) saw that was a political agenda, it was not based on values,” she said. In Woodbury legislative races, two of three seats went to Democrats. Senate District 53 saw incumbent Republican Ted Lillie—who rose quickly as a party leader as a freshman lawmaker—defeated by Susan Kent. DFLer JoAnn Ward won in House District 53A. Only House District 53B Rep. Andrea Kieffer, who was elected to a second term, won for the GOP in local races. For her part, Keiffer …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The DFL challenger beat incumbent Sen. Ted Lillie.
In the most closely contest legislative race in Woodbury this year, DFLer Susan Kent beat incumbent Sen. Ted Lillie for the Senate District 53 seat, according to the unofficial results from the Secretary of State. Kent notched 52.13 percent of the vote (22,781 total) to beat Lillie, who will finish out his freshman term before she is sworn in this January. Lillie, who had been tabbed as a rising leader in the Minnesota Republican party, had 47.73 percent of the vote (20,857). Woodbury is entirely within Senate District 53. Check back for updates. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Each senator must pay a $75 fine.
Sen. Ted Lillie, of Woodbury, was among a group of Republican lawmakers who violated state campaign finance laws by using taxpayer money to print partisan campaign literature in Senate offices, according to a ruling from a panel of administrative judges. Also found in violation were 11 other Republican caucus members, including Senate Majority Leader David Senjem. GOP communications coordinator and former House Speaker Steve Sviggum, along with the Minnesota Senate Republican caucus, were also found in violation. Each senator must pay a $75 fine; Sviggum must pay a $200 fine. The literature in question was handed out six months ago, Sviggum told Patch Wednesday afternoon. Before it was handed out, he said it was reviewed and approved by …
Monday, July 9, 2012
In Patch's inaugural “Red Twin Cities” survey, influential Republicans paint an early picture for November's general election.
Friday, April 6, 2012
With her second term on the District 622 School Board expiring this year, Pam Cunningham said the time is right to run for the House District 53A seat.
Seeking a seat in the Minnesota Legislature seemed like a natural progression for District 622 School Board member Pam Cunningham. Her current term ending this year, and “I didn’t ever plan to be on the school board forever,” she said. “But I love being engaged in the community and in the politics part of it,” said Cunningham, who recently received the Republican endorsement to run for the House seat in District 53A, which includes the northwest corner of Woodbury, southern Maplewood, Landfall and Oakdale south of 10th Street. Over her years on the school board, Cunningham said she’s learned firsthand how decisions at the state level influence local levels of government. As would be expected, Cunningham said she's interested in education, …