Minnesota Youth Council Accepting Applications

The Minnesota Alliance with Youth is looking for youth-adult pairs from across the state of Minnesota to serve on the Minnesota Youth Council for the purpose of expanding the youth voice and to be a part of decision-making processes at the state and local level. The MYC uses a youth-adult partnership model, where youth and […]

Board Vacancy Notices from Secretary of State

The Secretary of State’s Office today released the monthly notice of vacancies that have occurred in multi-member state agencies, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes. Application forms may be found online or may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of State, Open Appointments, 180 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., […]

Citizen Input Contributed to Development of Budget

Last week the House DFL Majority released a budget framework that puts Minnesota on sound fiscal footing and moves our state forward. It reflects our focus on creating jobs, balancing Minnesota’s budget without any gimmicks, and making investments that grow the middle class. These investments include making sure our children receive a great education and […]

Health Care Exchange Signed by Governor

Friday the House passed a bill that would fund  a new state agency charged with running a health care exchange.  The agency would work with insurance carriers who would sell health care plans through a state website. According to the Minnesota Legislature’s Session Daily, more than one million consumers are expected to purchase health insurance […]

Committee Vote on Buy the Farm amendments expected March 20

My Bill, HF 338, amends Minnesota’s Buy the Farm law to capture the original intent of the law and further protect farmers when utilities acquire land to build high voltage transmission lines. According to an article in the Pioneer Press, the need for the changes arose out of complaints from farmers who claim that energy […]

My Recovery

Most of you may have heard that I went in for a stress test at the Minneapolis Heart Clinic Dec. 10.  I had been getting warning signs during the campaign that I needed to check things out. Some shortness of breath and what I kept telling myself was heartburn.  I didn’t want to take the […]

Environmental Endorsements

Minnesota’s environmental organizations  do great work advocating for clean water and air.  Some of you may be members of Clean Water Action, Sierra Club – NorthStar chapter, and Conservation Minnesota. They have many fronts they work on and one is legislative.  I was fortunate to get a 100% rating from them every year I served […]

David Bly District tour Aug. 14, 2012

I will be visiting some established locations across my district and talking with voters about issues and concerns of the day. Starting with a visit to: 1      Northfield Day Care 2      Carleton’s Weiz Center for the Arts 3      Life Skills publishing 4      Bridge Square and downtown 5      Millstream Commons (Bobby Helling) 6      Longfellow School 7      […]

Guest Appearance on The Attitude

My good friend Deborah “Arnie” Arneson invited me to come on to her radio show, The Attitude, to talk about my idea for a Middle Class Amendment.  You can listen to the conversation here or subscribe to the feed.