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May 10, 2016
Schools out for these teachers
With the end of the school year fast approaching, it's not just the students who are looking forward to the next chapter in their lives. Several...
May 10, 2016 - 11:58am
September 5, 2015
VIEWPOINT: Like Lewis and Clark before you, have a successful journey
Editor’s note: This is an address Marsha Swails gave to Woodbury High School students at an academic awards ceremony in the fall two years...
September 5, 2015 - 7:00am
May 12, 2010
Education bill heads to negotiations
ST. PAUL -- An education bill containing fewer reforms than sought by the Pawlenty administration heads to House-Senate negotiators. The House voted 86-47 about midnight Tuesday for its education bill that contains no budget cuts, a rarity as the state faces a nearly $3 billion deficit. "Even...
May 12, 2010 - 5:07pm
June 24, 2009
Letter: Screening bill clarification
Beth-Ann Bloom (Letters, June 3) is incorrect in her assertions about the newborn screening bill (HF 1341), which remains alive for the 2010 legislative session. While the legislation makes changes to the state newborn genetic screening program, its primary purpose is to repeal...
June 24, 2009 - 7:00am
June 12, 2009
Ritchie to keynote DFL Family Picnic at Tartan Park
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is scheduled to present the keynote address at the fifth annual "Family Picnic for Senate District...
June 12, 2009 - 1:06pm
June 3, 2009
Letter: Swails supports healthy babies
In last week's Bulletin Kira Nowicki demanded a response from Marsha Swails. Ms. Nowicki then proceeded to try to link Ms. Swails' recent vote in the Minnesota House with Nazi war criminals, Communists, and plots to cause AIDS. In order to save Rep. Swails some time I will try...
June 3, 2009 - 7:45am
May 27, 2009
Letter: Swails response sought by reader
I have written Rep Swails asking why she voted against individual ownership rights of DNA. She has not seen fit to answer me, so I shall pose the question in this forum. Do you fancy yourself to be a member of the Duma (Russian government body)? Do you truly believe that the people...
May 27, 2009 - 7:05am
Viewpoint: Challenges mark 2009 legislative session
As we began the 2009 legislative session, we expected to face significant challenges. The worst recession in decades, near record unemployment and an unprecedented $6.4 billion budget shortfall made this session one of the most difficult in Minnesota history. For the most part,...
May 27, 2009 - 6:59am
May 13, 2009
City gets left out of mental health hospital picture
A Fargo-based mental health care group that had plans to open a 60-bed in-patient facility for adolescents in Woodbury that stalled last year at the state Legislature, received approval from the House and the Senate over the last week for a scaled-down proposal to allow construction...
May 13, 2009 - 8:21am
May 6, 2009
Viewpoint: Minnesota state budget solutions must involve compromise all sides can support
When I came to the Legislature and ever since I've been here, I've pledged to work in a bi-partisan fashion to build consensus. That promise was tested recently when I made the difficult decision to vote against the House Omnibus Tax Bill. In order to bring an unprecedented $6.4...
May 6, 2009 - 7:52am
April 8, 2009
Viewpoint: Legislative best practices includes teamwork
"Common sense is seeing things as they are, and doing things as they should be done." -- Anonymous The challenging economic climate is forcing lawmakers at every level to look for ways to squeeze out savings. It's never been more important to ensure taxpayers are a getting good...
April 8, 2009 - 6:17am
March 4, 2009
Letter: A thank you from Rep. Swails
I'd like to thank everyone who took time to attend the budget Town Hall meeting in Woodbury last week. More than 250 people took time to learn more about the state budget and offer their best solutions about how to tackle it. The high level of participation from people on every...
March 4, 2009 - 1:09pm
February 18, 2009
Viewpoint: Common sense law won't leave homeowners out in the cold
Minnesota is fortunate to have some of the best consumer protection laws in the nation. Whether it's protection from identity theft to laws that ensure gift cards retain their value, our state has long been at the forefront of consumer safeguards. However, when it comes to protecting...
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am
January 30, 2009
Bill to help homeowners recoup costs to get public hearing in Woodbury
The Minnesota House Civil Justice Committee, chaired by Rep. Joe Mullery, will hold a hearing in Woodbury Feb. 9 to consider House File 211, a bill that would help homeowners recoup costs as a result of building claims. The hearing will take place at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers...
January 30, 2009 - 12:00am
January 23, 2009
Saltzman, Bunn and Swails to hold legislative town hall meeting
State Senator Kathy Saltzman (DFL-Woodbury), State Representative Julie Bunn (DFL-Lake Elmo), and State Representative Marsha Swails (DFL-Woodbury), announced they will hold a joint legislative town meeting on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Woodbury City Hall. The legislators...
January 23, 2009 - 12:00am