Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The DFLer was sworn in Tuesday for her first term in the state Legislature.
State Rep. JoAnn Ward was officially sworn in Tuesday as the 88th Legislative Session convened at the State Capitol. Ward, who represents parts of Woodbury, Oakdale, Landfall and Maplewood, is serving her first term. She lives in Woodbury. “I’m ready to get to work,” Ward said in a statement. “I intend to focus my attention on building an economy with a strong, growing middle class, and improving our schools so that each of our children has opportunities for success.” Lawmakers this session will have to address a $1.1 billion budget shortfall. When the money still owed to schools and inflation is included the shortfall rises to more than $3 billion, according to a release from her office. “It’s clear that we have a difficult road ahead, …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The congressman told MInnesota Public Radio, 'It's time for her to just stop it and hopefully apologize' for claiming federal officials have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Keith Ellison's demand for an apology comes after amid heightening tensions between the two Minnesota representative, with Bachmann adding Ellison to her list of federal officials responsible for "deep penetration" of the U.S. federal government by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Republican plans to introduce two pieces of legislation that didn’t pass last year; says she will run again in 2012.
The lawmaker who represents the bulk of Woodbury in the state House hopes to hit the ground running when the 2012 legislative session begins next Tuesday. State Rep. Andrea Kieffer, a Republican from Woodbury, said she’s looking forward to the upcoming session and a looming campaign run for her second term. In a Tuesday interview with Woodbury Patch, Keiffer touched on a few things she hopes to accomplish early on this year, as well as the climate at the Capitol in the wake of last year’s government shutdown and other facets of her job in the state Legislature. Asked about what she wants to accomplish this session, Kieffer quickly pointed to two bills that didn’t pass last year. First, she hopes to pass a bill that would require a basic-…