Local residents look to take up issues in Saint Paul during Minnesota Veterans Day on Monday

By |2018-03-12T05:02:09-05:00March 12th, 2018|

Monday is Minnesota Veterans Day at the Capitol in St. Paul as service members look to urge legislators to pass a number of initiatives. One of the top priorities on the agenda is to modify the existing homestead market value tax exclusion for service-connected disable Veterans by eliminating the expiration of exemption for surviving spouses. Minnesota VFW Legislative Chair Tom McLaughlin of Mankato says a number of people from the Vietnam era are being affected. "Currently after the Veteran dies, the widow has eight years, if she stays in the house, where she would keep that benefit. We would like to [...]

Johnson lays out priorities heading into final legislative session

By |2018-02-20T03:17:04-06:00February 20th, 2018|

Lawmakers convene in St. Paul today to begin what will be the last session for District 19A House Representative Clark Johnson (D-North Mankato) who announced earlier this year that he will not seek re-election. For Johnson, he says there is still a lot on the table and lawmakers have to get to it right away. Rep. Clark Johnson "This is a very short session and we've actually got quite a bit of work to do. Now, the legislature can move at a fast pace, so this is doable. But we're gonna have to be diligent about getting our job [...]

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