Monday, March 25, 2013
Want to know what south metro legislators are up to? Check out Patch's weekly legislative review to find out.
District 52B Rep. Joe Atkins (DFL) is backing a bill that would appropriate $225,000 in 2014 and again in 2015 from the state's lottery prize fund to help finance gambling addiction treatment. Under the proposed bill, the money would be distributed in the form of a grant to a state affiliate recognized by the National Council on Problem Gambling. That affiliate would then be responsible for increasing awareness of problem gambling, educating and training others to provide treatment for the addiction and conducting research on the issue. In other political news around the area: It's not legislative action, but lack of action, that defines Northfield's Capitol Review this week. Early in February, District 20B Rep. David Bly (DFL) authored a …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
In other news from around the region, Lakeville elects a 27-year-old mayor, and Eagan's Nicholas Mrozinski advances to the top 12 on NBC's "The Voice."
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the top stories from the past seven days. Here's a look at the stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors, that might interest you or affect your life. To read the full stories, click on the headline links. Apple Valley-Rosemount General Election Results 2012 In city council races, it was a good night for incumbents. Eastview Boys Kick To Their First State Class 2A Soccer Crown Senior Jacob Opheim scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second half, and Eastview dropped Blaine 3-2 Thursday for its first state soccer championship. How Did Apple Valley, Rosemount Vote on Voter ID, Marriage Amendments? Check out our …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Democrats swept the three local house and senate races Tuesday night. Here's a look at the precinct-by-precinct breakdown.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter With DFL incumbent Jim Metzen defeating Dwight Rabuse for the Senate District 52 race, we take a look at the 28-precinct breakdown. Metzen won all precincts in Mendota Heights, Mendota and Lilydale and all but one in Inver Grove Heights. (He narrowly lost Precinct No. 2) Rick Hansen and Joe Atkins, the DFL candidates for House in districts 52A and 52B, swept all the precincts in the Mendota Heights and Inver Grove Heights area. Hansen was undefeated in all 14 of his precincts and Atkins lost only Sunfish Lake. All results are unofficial until verified by a canvassing board.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
“We need leaders like Paul in the state legislature who will be committed to reducing the size and scope of government and empowering workers and job creators,” Kline said Tuesday.
Editor's note: The following is a press release from the Paul Tuschy campaign. Paul Tuschy, candidate for Minnesota House District 52B, was endorsed Tuesday by U.S. Rep. John Kline, who has represented the Second Congressional District of Minnesota since 2003. “We need leaders like Paul in the state legislature who will be committed to reducing the size and scope of government and empowering workers and job creators,” Kline said Tuesday. “Congressman Kline understands that government needs to get out of the way of the job creators and the free market,” said Tuschy. “A state legislature which believes it can tax any event and regulate any activity threatens economic growth. As state representative of House District 52B, I will work to …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Rep. Joe Atkins (DFL-52B) wrote a letter to MnDOT Commissioner Tom Sorel asking him to keep the project on schedule.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) rated the condition of the existing Lafayette Bridge lower than the I-35W bridge just prior to its collapse, causing concern for State Rep. Joe Atkins (DFL-52B) and his constituency. In a statement to the media, Rep. Atkins said he was "concerned" that construction of the new Lafayette Bridge is already behind schedule, meaning the outdated bridge will remain in place even longer. "Why?" Atkins asked rhetorically. "Because the steel fabricator did not start fabrication of the steel box girders on the original schedule." Atkins said a MnDOT official confirmed for him that the Lafayette Bridge construction was delayed to the steel fabrication issue. Atkins has written to MnDOT Commissioner …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Tuschy told supporters he is committed to advancing the RLC’s principles of limited government, individual liberty and free markets.
Paul Tuschy, candidate for State Rep. for House District 52B, received the endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) early Monday morning. An official affiliate of the Minnesota Republican Party, the RLC works to promote candidates and policies that will advance the principles of liberty. "I am honored to receive the endorsement of the RLC and am committed to advancing the organization’s principles of limited government, individual liberty and free markets," Tuschy said. "I will bring this message to the people of Inver Grove Heights, Eagan, Mendota Heights and Sunfish Lake and stand by it when I am elected to office." Tuschy was one of 13 legislative candidates endorsed Monday morning. "State government spending has averaged a …
Friday, June 8, 2012
"I will stand for the fiscally conservative values of the district by ensuring that uncontrolled government spending does not leave our children and grandchildren with debts that they cannot afford," Tuschy said.
Editor's note: the below article is a statement from Mr. Tuschy's campaign. Paul Tuschy, the endorsed Republican candidate for the new Minnesota House District 52B, which includes Inver Grove Heights, Sunfish Lake and parts of Mendota Heights and Eagan, has filed his candidacy with the Minnesota Secretary of State. Tuschy has been actively fighting for limited, responsible government since 2006, serving on the executive committee of the district’s Republican Party, where his current role is acting chairman. A strong proponent of the Constitution, Tuschy is running to represent the values of the district by taking the principles of fiscal responsibility, personal liberty and free market economics to the state legislature. "I’ve often been …