Letter: State senator wraps up first weekThe 2011-12 Legislative Session convened on Jan. 4 as new and returning members took the oath of office.
By: Dist. 22 Sen. Doug Magnus, R-Slayton, Worthington Daily Globe
The 2011-12 Legislative Session convened on Jan. 4 as new and returning members took the oath of office. Nearly one-third of the legislature was sworn in for the first time, which brought much excitement, energy and enthusiasm on opening day.
Throughout the session, I fully intend to work toward common-sense goals that Minnesotans want and expect: a balanced budget, an improved business climate, and a government that is more efficient and effective.
Senate committees have become more efficient this session, reducing the total number from 25 to 16. With the change, we can more effectively focus the state’s priorities and streamline the legislative process.
This session I am serving as Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Economies Committee and on the following committees: Capital Investment; Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications; and Finance. I have also been elected to the position of Assistant Majority Leader by my Senate colleagues.
If you have any questions regarding the committee process or any other legislative issues, please feel free to contact me at any time. Thank you for your support and for the opportunity to represent you in the legislature. I look forward to serving you in the Minnesota State Senate.