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Jeanne Poppe, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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Continued progress depends on us

Starting today, Minnesota will allow for the cautious and safe re-opening of indoor dining, gyms, and entertainment venues. Occupancy limits for places of worship, outdoor ... Read more

by Jeanne Poppe, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:45 am

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Poppe: 2020 session accomplishments, shortcomings, and next steps

The 2020 legislative session adjourned Monday, May 18 with a sizable list of accomplishments for the people of Minnesota, but also many shortcomings that will ... Read more

by Jeanne Poppe, Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:01 am

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An update on the forecast for Minnesota’s economy

On Tuesday, May 5t, Minnesota received an updated economic forecast. According to the latest data, the COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on state ... Read more

by Jeanne Poppe, Saturday, May 9, 2020 7:01 am

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What Minnesota is doing to protect the integrity of our food supply

We are facing an unprecedented public health crisis, and farmers are in increasingly dire straits. Difficult and often heartbreaking decisions are being made these days, ... Read more

by Jeanne Poppe, Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:01 am

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House approves workers’ comp for first responders during first-ever remote session

On Tuesday, April 7, the Minnesota House of Representatives convened its first-ever remote session. Under a new rule created to keep our democracy functioning during ... Read more

by Jeanne Poppe, Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:01 am

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Legislature approves new economic aid for small businesses and workers

A lot has changed from the time you read my last column in this newspaper. In the past two weeks, the Legislature and Governor Walz ... Read more

by Jeanne Poppe, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:01 am

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Lawmakers taking coronavirus seriously, working in bipartisan fashion to respond

Many people are asking me what Minnesota is doing to prepare for and prevent the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus. The Legislature ... Read more

by Jeanne Poppe, Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:01 am

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An update on farm safety and Rural Finance Authority funding

On Feb. 25, I had the honor of participating in a news conference with a Minnesota family who is inspiring elected officials to improve safety ... Read more

by Jeanne Poppe, Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:01 am

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Jeanne Poppe: Looking ahead to the 2020 Legislative session

On Feb. 11, the Minnesota Legislature reconvenes for the second year of the 2019-2020 Legislative Biennium. The focus of our time together in 2019 was ... Read more

by Jeanne Poppe, Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:34 am

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Austin to host legislators for House of Representatives mini-session

Next week, during the first week of October, Austin will host part of the Southeastern Minnesota Mini-Session, the first one held in over 20 years. ... Read more

by Jeanne Poppe, Saturday, September 28, 2019 9:12 am

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Jeanne Poppe: Much to celebrate at Minnesota’s Farmfest

Minnesota’s Farmfest showcases the best and brightest of our state’s farming industry, with vendors, forums, and special guests touting all that Minnesota’s farmers have to ... Read more

by Jeanne Poppe, Thursday, August 8, 2019 7:49 am

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Jeanne Poppe: New laws taking effect in state

With this year’s legislative session is completed, the budget investments and policy changes passed in St. Paul are beginning to take effect this summer. Aug. ... Read more

by Jeanne Poppe, Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:59 am

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Jeanne Poppe: Minnesota’s new tax bill

The Minnesota Legislature completed the budget early Saturday, May 25, during a one day special session, and is now adjourned until Tuesday, February 11, 2020. ... Read more

by Jeanne Poppe, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 6:55 am

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Jeanne Poppe: Budgeting for the future

As we approach our final days of the legislative session, I often get asked why it is such a hurdle to get to the finish ... Read more

by Jeanne Poppe, Monday, May 20, 2019 4:12 pm

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Jeanne Poppe: The budget — the process continues

This year, the leadership of the two bodies of the Legislature – the House Speaker and the Majority Leader of the Senate, along with Gov. ... Read more

by Jeanne Poppe, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6:16 am

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