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The MNLARS system is so flawed that it needs to be replaced. I am committed to ensuring Minnesotans receive the the best service for every tax dollar spent. I worked last session to develop a plan to fix the MNLARS system, and soon we will have shorter lines and improved functionality!


Senator Koran on Telecommuting State Employees

RE: Minnesota DNR employee who telecommutes from Northern California to conduct his work managing shore land. Senator Mark Koran, R-North Branch, believes the story demonstrated an abuse of current telework policy. He joins Capitol Report moderator Shannon Loehrke in the studio to offer his perspective on potential reforms for telecommuting state workers.

Senator Koran on Telecommuting State Employees2020-03-10T15:48:20-05:00


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.


State Government, Finance, Policy & Elections

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 [...]

State Government, Finance, Policy & Elections2019-08-24T19:53:28-05:00

Commerce & Consumer Protection Finance & Policy

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

Commerce & Consumer Protection Finance & Policy2019-08-24T19:52:55-05:00

Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance

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

Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance2019-10-12T20:19:40-05:00
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