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Bill Moyers asked me for an op ed piece to promote my book, here’s what I sent

We all do better when we all do better  by David Bly In my years in the Minnesota House of Representatives, I have noticed that everyone talks about saving our middle class economy. Our actions, however, can tell a different story. We hear calls to cut education, defund health programs, let our roads fall apart, resist […]
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Let’s All Do Better—Together!

In my years in the Minnesota House of Representatives, I have noticed that everyone talks about saving our middle class economy. Our actions, however, can tell a different story. We hear calls to cut education, defund health programs, let our roads fall apart, resist sustainable energy solutions, and support economic policies that have us working […]

Here is my last Op-Ed in Northfield News

Best Life Alliance requires support By DAVID BLY Guest columnist Our 10-week legislative session is now almost half over. Most of this week consisted of long hours in committees satisfying what’s known as the “first deadline.” For many bills to remain alive, they must have been heard in either the House or Senate by the […]

Rep. David Bly (20B) – Legislative Update

  Dear Neighbors, The 10 week legislative session is moving along quickly. We’re now in the third week and legislation is being introduced and heard in committees. Here are a few items I would like to update you on: Legislative Survey and Column I had my session preview column published in the Northfield News entitled […]
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WHY THE MIDDLE CLASS ECONOMY MATTERS TO ME

  It was the summer of 1969, my brother was getting ready to head off to college; I experienced a political and cultural transformation and so did my community and the country as a whole. We had survived the tumultuous revolutionary year, 1968: The murder of Martin Luther King Jr., the race riots across the […]
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“The American Dream” vs “The Gospel of Wealth”

Earlier this month we celebrated Lincoln’s birthday, the President who many consider our greatest President. Ralph Waldo Emerson once called Abraham Lincoln, ‘our first middle class President’ because he advocated a government that helped open a path to prosperity for all, and he advocated a government for, by and of the people. The notion of […]
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Explaining REAL ID

As Minnesotans are planning holiday travel and winter get a ways, I wanted to update you on REAL ID. I’ve received a lot of questions about Minnesota’s noncompliance with REAL ID. To help clear up any confusion, I thought I would share this information with you. People are genuinely concerned that they won’t be able […]
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Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Day – Update

  Dear Neighbors, Thanksgiving marks a time of the year when we get together with family, friends and those we love to share a meal and celebrate everything we’re grateful for. It’s also a time when we reflect on how the last year has treated us and what we can do to give back to […]

Legislative Update – October 29, 2015

Dear Neighbors, I hope the fall has been treating you well. For those of you with children, I hope the kids are back into full swing at school and you’re ready for parent teacher conferences. Education Policy Next Week Next week I’ll be attending a joint meeting of the House and Senate education committees to […]
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