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Subcommittee on Employee Relations

The Subcommittee on Employee Relations tracks various costs related to the collective bargaining agreements and compensation plans and assists the legislature by providing interim approval of negotiated agreements, arbitration awards, and compensation plans for employees in the executive branch. It also monitors the state civil service system and makes recommendations regarding certain state and local government salaries. Minnesotans deserve every opportunity to contribute to our economy. Whether they are starting a small business, advancing in their career, or investing in real estate, we are getting government out of the way. ~Minnesota Senator Mark Koran

Subcommittee on Employee Relations2019-08-24T19:55:53-05:00

GOP Senate Member on Blue Ribbon Council on Technology

I had the honor of being the only Republican Senator appointed to the Blue Ribbon Council on Technology. The council is an advisory group to the Governor and Lieutenant Governor to provide advice on how to update and maintain the state’s IT systems to ensure that Minnesota residents and businesses who interact with the state receive the best possible service. Members of the council will also advise on the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars invested in IT projects, while keeping government data secure and protecting the state against cybersecurity threats. We took action on a solution for MNLARS and implementing a new system. With the new program, people will spend less time in line and the industry that [...]

GOP Senate Member on Blue Ribbon Council on Technology2019-08-24T19:56:50-05:00


Parades build and honor community. They are an important part of the Minnesota heritage. I love having the opportunity to walk in parades and shake hands with those I represent. It is both fun and a privilege to build community for Chisago and Isanti Counties (SD32). Events: Community and Legislature-Related


Radio Interviews

Up and At 'Em March 16, 2017 Senator Mark Koran's talks about health insurance and Real ID. His segment starts at 1:15. Up and At 'Em February 14, 2017 Senator Mark Koran on his questions at MSFA hearing. His segment starts at 1:13. Up and At 'Em January 19, 2017 Senator Mark Koran on health care and government bureaucracy. His segment starts at 1:05. MPR Radio Interview (prior to the primary)

Radio Interviews2019-08-16T18:15:28-05:00

Press Release 1-12-17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Katie Fulkerson, (651) 296-5133 Senate Republicans accomplish healthcare aid, reforms, and tax relief with bipartisan support in first two weeks of session (St. Paul, MN)… Senate Republicans today passed major healthcare and tax relief bills with bipartisan support less than two weeks after the start of the 2017 legislative session, marking a distinct turning point from recent gridlock at the Capitol. “This is the start of four years of accomplishment for the Minnesota Senate under a Republican majority,” said Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa). “We promised voters we would reverse the negative tone at the Capitol and work hard for the benefit of all Minnesotans. In the first two weeks [...]

Press Release 1-12-172019-08-16T18:13:56-05:00