STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER New lawmakers find surprises
By Danielle Killey
The public often sees lawmakers fight, debate and disagree. But new Minnesota legislators say people might not be getting the whole picture.
I think people would be surprised how m... Posted on 5/6/13 at 11:36 AM
State legislators who represent Douglas County plan to be watchdogs for taxes and agriculture in the new session that began last Tuesday.
“It’s a humbling experience to walk into that chamber, raise my right hand, and to realize that I am here because my fellow citizens sent me here to represent them,” said District 12 Senator Torrey Westrom, R- Elbow Lake.
Legislators who represent part of Douglas County vowed to work with the other party to accomplish goals that will benefit all Minnesotans.
State Representative Jay McNamar, DFL-Elbow Lake for District 12A, began his first term in the Minnesota House, serving the counties of Grant, Wilkin, Big Stone, Stevens, Traverse, and part of Douglas and Pope.
The scene was much like the first day of school or a family reunion as 62 new lawmakers experienced their first legislative session day Tuesday at the Minnesota Capitol alongside returning senators and representatives.
Pioneer Public Television’s Your Legislators will premiere on Thursday, January 10. The 8 p.m. live question and answer program will feature legislatures from both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
If you’ve been the victim of shoddy home repairs; are having trouble collecting child support payments; are worried about getting stuck from a needle a pharmaceutical company throws away; or get frustrated by drivers who block intersections, listen up:
Help has arrived.
Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen and Representative Mary Ellen Otremba will continue their tradition of co-hosting town hall meetings and have scheduled four events throughout District 11B on Friday, March 19.
Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, and Representative Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, spent a few minutes on February 19 talking with constituents at DeToys in Morris about the state budget, the bonding bill and Governor Tim Pawlenty’s veto of the General Assistance Medical Care extension.
By Sue Dieter, Morris Sun Tribune
, March 03, 2010
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