Legislative update from Rep John Kriesel (57A)

Representative John Kriesel (R) District 57A

Representative John Kriesel (R) District 57A

By Rep. John Kriesel (57A)

Hello from St. Paul!

Minnesota received great news on Wednesday when the February forecast was released by the Office of Minnesota Management and Budget. We learned that the state has an additional $323 million budget surplus – and that added to November’s forecasted surplus of $876 million brings our state surplus to $1.2 billion. This can be contributed to stronger than expected revenue growth thanks to no new taxes and reduced government spending since the budget passed in 2011.

This week, I presented HF2100 to the House Veterans Committee. This bill would permit any private employer to grant preference in hiring and promotion to a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran, or the spouse of a deceased veteran. HF2100 passed the committee and will be heard next in the House Commerce Committee.

Today a new plan for a Vikings Stadium was made public. For more information on the plan, click here: http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20078486

Please contact my office with any state legislative concerns or questions at 651-296-4342.

Have a great weekend.
John Kriesel

Representative John Kriesel
Dist. 57A
Vice-Chair: Veterans Services Division Committee, Capital Investment Committee, Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee
451 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155

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