Senator Franzen Capitol Report April 27-May 1, 2015

  Dear Constituents and Friends, We are 18 days away from our constitutional deadline to adjourn from the legislative session on May 18th. This week we took up two omnibus bills on the Senate floor, the Transportation and E-12 bills. Additionally, one of my bills SF1438 that allows for contracting with retired workers compensation judges

Senator Franzen Capitol Report May 4-8, 2015

  Dear Constituents and Friends, We are less than two weeks away from adjourning the 2015 legislative session. This week the Senate took on the Tax Omnibus Bill and conference committees are in full swing. On the Senate floor we are also taking up bills on general orders. We are still waiting for final budget

Senator Franzen Capitol Report May 11-15, 2015

  Dear Constituents and Friends, We are just three days away from adjournment from the legislative session on Monday, May 18th, 2015. It is difficult to imagine how we will accomplish all the work remaining to be done, particularly on the HHS Conference Committee I serve on. Without a budget target for the HHS division,

Senator Franzen Capitol Report May 18-22, 2015

  Dear Constituents and Friends, As you may already know, the legislative session ended abruptly at midnight on Monday, May 18th and given the recent veto by Governor Dayton of the education bill, we are heading into a special session. Although divided government made it difficult for the Senate and the House to fulfill all