State Representative Jay McNamar, DFL-Elbow Lake, released details on Wednesday about a $250 million property tax relief package for Minnesotans.
He said it includes direct property tax relief to homeowners and renters in west central Minnesota and modernizes the state’s local government aid formula, including additional property tax relief to communities across Minnesota.
he normal way political partisans get fired up is by top-of-ticket contests. But with President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar apparently doing well in Minnesota, those races may not pull as many Democratic volunteers and donors as in other years.
Minnesota Republicans a couple of weeks ago held a spirited, and sometimes raucous, convention to pick their U.S. Senate candidate. Democrats meet in Rochester Saturday in what is expected to be a quiet event.
DFLers endorsed John Schultz, Rick Rosenfield and Jay McNamar as candidates for the Legislature in Senate District 12 on Thursday, April 19.
The endorsing convention was held at the Minnewaska Area High School Auditorium in Glenwood.
The Douglas County DFL general membership held its county convention at the Alexandria Technical and Community College on March 12.
New officers were elected to the Douglas County DFL Board – Charles Nettestad, chair; Bonnie Schnell, vice chair; and John Heydt as outreach officer. Ruth Obert, secretary, and Cal Anderson, treasurer, were re-elected to their respective positions.
Happy birthday, DFL – you’re 68 years young!
Some people ask, what the heck is the DFL? Unlike most other states in the union, Minnesota has a long tradition of third parties. In 1915 the Non-Partisan League and the Duluth Union Labor Party merged to form the Farmer-Labor Party to reduce the power of corporate political interests that were openly exploiting farmers and laborers in rural and urban settings across the state.
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