About wksu0This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far wksu0 has created 17 blog entries.
Senator Mark Koran questions the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority board on the fair market value of suites they used for family and friends on the back of the taxpayers
Senate Republicans are Advancing Minnesota with a pro-growth tax relief plan and meaningful health care reforms. Watch me talk about the highlights from this week in this video from the Capitol!
Senator Mark Koran: Do we really trust the Department of Human Services (DHS)?
Community is a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. It also extends to a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. We are a community working for the good of our families, neighborhoods, cities and state. Here are some pictures from events we have either participated in or sponsored.
The Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections has jurisdiction over all bills creating a new state agency, substantially changing the organization of a current state agency, or transferring duties from one state agency to another. The committee also has jurisdiction over bills relating to state administrative services, state administrative rule making procedures, state employee compensation, public employee labor relations, pensions and retirement, gambling, lotteries, pari-mutuel wagering, and the structure of the Legislature. The Committee also has jurisdiction over all bills relating to elections, ethical practices for public officials,campaign financing, and redistricting seats in Congress, the Legislature, or the Metropolitan Council. Since I took office, my number one priority has been state government reform focused on maximizing [...]
The Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection has jurisdiction over all bills relating to banking,insurance, securities, consumer financial services, and liquor. Continuing to grow government and it’s inherent bureaucracy without demanding accountability is not going to solve the issue. In this bill, we include provisions that will require programs and departments to function more effectively. ~Minnesota Senator Mark Koran
The Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance has jurisdiction over all billsrelating to the environment or the state’s natural resources. The preservation of Minnesota’s beautiful environment requires active evaluation of the ways we can continue to improve our stewardship of the land. We focused on important issues like controlling AIS and CWD, so Minnesotans can continue to enjoy the most beautiful parts of our state for years to come. ~Minnesota Senator Mark Koran
We were able to work on bills relating to the affordability and accessibility of child care, leave from work for family care purposes, long-term care and bills that would substantially affect the lives of the elderly population of this state.As a member of the Family Care and Aging Committee, I am proud of the work we accomplished to ensure our seniors receive quality care in their final years. Also, due to measures we pushed this year, Medica is capping monthly insulin costs. This will be so helpful for Minnesotans around the state, and I hope other insurance companies will adopt this reform too!~Minnesota Senator Mark KoranMore information on this committee.
I am honored to be Vice-Chair of the bipartisan Minnesota Legislative Audit Commission (LAC), a bi-partisan commission, equally divided between the majority and minority parties. This commission helps identify and suggest changes so Minnesota government functions the way it should. As vice-chair of the committee, I brought my 30+ years of professional experience working in and around government to accomplish the legislative goals of increasing government accountability and transparency, ultimately to ensure effective government, providing great value for our citizens. Since I took office, my number one priority has been state government reform focused on maximizing the value of each tax dollar. I am proud of the work we accomplished in this bill to increase accountability and improve the [...]