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.
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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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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
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)
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 [...]
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