February 14, 2018

Legislative Update – Start of the 2018 Legislative Session

Dear Friends, Here is an update with the latest news from the Capitol. 2018 Session The 2018 legislative session begins February 20, and I expect this to be a fast-paced and busy session. We will be working to build off of last year’s successes, focusing on key transportation needs, veteran priorities, education reforms and more. One key issue that we …

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September 29, 2016


St. Paul (Sept. 29, 2016) –NFIB Minnesota SAFE Trust announced their endorsements in several key races. The political action committee formed by Minnesota’s most influential small business group, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), enthusiastically endorsed Representative Bob Dettmer today in his race for the Minnesota House in district 39A. “Representative Dettmer has cast many critical votes for small …

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September 20, 2016

NFIB Minnesota News: State Representative Bob Dettmer Earns Guardian of Small Business Award

ST. PAUL, Minn., September 20, 2016—The state’s largest small business group in terms of entities, the National Federation of Independent Business Minnesota, with 11,000 members statewide, today announced that State Representative Bob Dettmer (Forest Lake) was awarded the prestigious NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award. NFIB gives out the award at both the federal and state level to recognize legislators …

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September 14, 2016

MNGOPAC endorses MN State Representative candidates in eighty-one races

SAINT PAUL, MINN.  September 14, 2016 – The Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee today announced their endorsement of candidates in 81 Minnesota State Representative races.  As with the Senate endorsements announced yesterday, the endorsed candidates span the state, include both challengers and incumbents, and cross party lines, demonstrating that the protection of the constitutional rights of Minnesota’s gun owners …

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August 29, 2016

Minn Farm Bureau PAC and Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation PAC Announce Candidate Endorsements

Minnesota Farm Bureau Monday, August 29, 2016 The Minn Farm Bureau (state) Political Action Committee (MFB PAC) recently announced candidate endorsements in state political races. Additionally, the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (federal) Political Action Committee (MFBF PAC) announced candidate endorsements in federal political races. Endorsement decisions are based upon candidate interviews and support for Farm Bureau policy. The PAC Committee …

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August 16, 2016

Forest Lake Times: Lakes International Language Academy hosts International Language and Cultural Exchange day camp; LILA named International Peace Site at opening ceremony

Friends, It was my pleasure to join fellow Minnesota leaders at Lakes International Language Academy for the closing ceremonies of their inaugural international language and cultural exchange program, Camp Dragon – Mandarin By The Lake.  The program brought 18 Chinese students ages 10 and up and their chaperones to Forest Lake for two weeks. Read more about this fantastic event …

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June 6, 2016

Legislative Update: Gov Dayton Vacillates on Signing Tax Bill.

Dear Friends, Today is the deadline for Governor Dayton to sign or veto the 2016 tax bill. The bill passed with the support of 89 percent of the legislature, passing 123-10 in the House and 55-12 in the Senate. The bill includes half a billion dollars in permanent, ongoing middle-class tax relief including (over the next three years): $90.6 million …

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May 27, 2016

MN District 39A Legislative Update: 2016 Session End Recap

Dear Friends, The legislative session ended at midnight on Sunday. We are still in limbo on a bonding bill, which I will explain below. We did, however, pass a tax bill full of tax relief for middle-class families and individuals, and a supplemental budget proposal that included many reforms to improve circumstances for people of all ages and walks of …

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