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Ethics That Go Beyond Rule 56

Rule 56 of the Permanent Rules of the Minnesota Senate outlines the standards of ethical conduct members are to follow. In the first section, 56.1, it reads as follows: “Members shall adhere to the highest standard of ethical conduct as embodied in the Minnesota Constitution, state law and these rules.” While that language sounds very […]

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The Heartbeat of our Communities

If you drive through Northfield, New Prague, Le Center, Le Sueur, Belle Plaine, Elko-New Market or any of the other small towns that make up Senate District 20, you’ll quickly see what makes up the economic heartbeat of Minnesota. Small business owners. Whether a manufacturing or hi-tech business with 50 employees; a 10 employee accounting services […]

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We’re almost #1…and that’s not a good thing

Founded in 1937, the Tax Foundation is an independent, non-partisan Washington, D.C.-based think tank that collects data and publishes research studies on U.S. tax policies at both the federal and state levels. Last week, the group came out with its 2017 “Tax Climate Index” and, unfortunately, Minnesota didn’t fare too well. When considering corporate, individual income, sales, […]

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It’s Not a Suggestion

The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments contained in the Bill of Rights. It reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The Second Amendment isn’t a suggestion, […]

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Safe Roads and Bridges

The Minnesota Constitution spells out our rights, liberties, and how government is to be organized. Very few sections of the constitution outline how money is to be spent. Transportation is one of those sections, so we have a constitutional obligation to get it right. Article XIV, entitled “Public Highway System” establishes the trunk highway system, […]

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Lowering Health Care Costs

We all know the problems. Health insurance costs continue to skyrocket, making health care unaffordable for families, farmers and small business owners. Here in Minnesota, the state’s MNsure program has been plagued by huge cost overruns, delays, computer glitches, software mistakes and downright fraud in enrollment caused by out-of-control bureaucrats more interested in padding enrollment numbers […]

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Candidate for State Senate Rich Draheim provides his position on Key Issues Facing Senate District 20

Issue two – Preserving Agriculture as Minnesota’s Best Natural Resource Rich Draheim is blessed to be a life-long Minnesotan, born and raised in Mankato. After graduating from Minnesota State Mankato with a business administration degree, Rich went to work full time as a Manager at John Deere implement dealerships throughout southern Minnesota. Rich worked there for almost […]

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Check Out My New Radio Ad

Let me know what you think of my first radio ad for 2016! SCRIPT BRIAN: Hi, I’m state Representative Brian Daniels. It’s been my pleasure to fight for your priorities at the Capitol. We accomplished a lot in the past two years: investing in our schools, freezing tuition, and holding the line on spending. But […]

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