House Session and Committee Schedule for March 22, 2013 Read the rest of this entry »
Growth & Opportunity Project GOP roadmap or simply full time employment for GOP consultants?
The Democrat Exchange, rammed through the House before passing a budget, without a single Republican vote, is run by a board of seven unelected people.
That’s a bad idea. I tried to put elected representation on the board, but that measure was rejected.
What’s worse is that Minnesota doctors are excluded from this board. Lawyers, politicians and union representatives can be appointed, but not MN doctors. The very people we will depend on to make life and death decisions with our care are not trusted by the people who created the Democrat Exchange. Democrat Exchange: “MN Doctors, we don’t trust you.”
The Democrats rolled out their health care exchange. Making the same mistake as the federal Democrats a few years ago, they rammed through legislation with no involvement from the other side of the aisle. Not a single Republican voted for this bill.
While the bill authors claim the legislation will increase competition, it mearly puts the private market in competition with the public market and Minnesota in competition with other states who are not adopting a state based exchange.
Here are some of my comments about this from my floor speech Democrat Health Exchange-Wrong Competition
MN House Committee and Session Schedule for March 11th Read the rest of this entry »
Today while speaking to the Twin West Chamber, Governor Dayton said his business tax increase “obviously lacked public support” and that now “it lacks mine.” One way to look at this statement is that the Governor proposed a solution that was not well received, and is now moving away from it; or “coming to the middle” as he likes to say. Read the rest of this entry »
Minnesota House Schedule for March 7th, 2013 Read the rest of this entry »
House Floor Action
Today we will be taking up the Health Exchange bill on the floor. HF5 Atkins
I will be offering an amendment to make the case that Minnesota should lead and not follow health reform. Most of all we should not
be forced to hold up both state and federal ends of a bad deal. Check out our amendments to HF 5 Here: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/amendmentall.asp Read the rest of this entry »