The last session of the legislature began with a $2.2 billion surplus, sufficient income to make critical investments in education, health care, transportation and the environment. However, many DFL lawmakers wanted to increase income taxes on hard-working families and small businesses, and dramatically increase state spending. Thanks to Governor Pawlenty and House Republicans, the budget […]
Steve will work vigorously to draft legislation that protects private property from being taken for illegitimate purposes by state or local governments through eminent domain or regulatory takings.
There are few topics in the world today on which nearly everyone has a strong opinion. Illegal immigration — or better said, how we deal with illegal aliens — is one that actually makes the short list. As we’ve seen in presidential debates by both Republican and Democratic candidates, the issue is significant as millions […]