Thursday, January 17, 2013
All in day's work for MN senator representing Fridley: She introduced legislation Thursday to put a stop to on-stage smoking and felon gun-rights.
Felons wouldn't be able to get their gun rights back and actors wouldn't be able to smoke on stage if two bills state Sen. Barb Goodwin introduced Thursday become law. The bill prohibiting felons from petitioning for restored firearms rights is the first legislation regarding guns in the new session of the Minnesota Legislature that started Jan. 8, 2013. Both the smoking and gun bills are issues Goodwin has pushed in previously at the Minnesota Senate:
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Legislation would fund $5 million project at Fridley park with state bonds.
Improvements at the City of Fridley's Springbrook Nature Center may not be at the top of the state agenda, but they're close. The companion bills in the Minnesota House and Senate were among the first 100 to be introduced in the new session of the state Legislature, which began Jan. 8, 2013. The Springbrook bill in Senate File 24, introduced Friday, and House File 65, introduced Monday. Fridley's state senator, Barb Goodwin, and state representative, Connie Bernardy, are among the co-authors. The senate bill's next step is the Finance Committee, where Goodwin has a seat. Here is the text of the two bills (identical at this point): A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Springbrook Nature Center; …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Fridley's delegation at the MN Legislature got busy in the opening days of the session.
Here is some of what Fridley's delegation was up to during the first week of the Minnesota Legislature's session, which began Jan. 8, 2013: Minnesota Senate Sen. Barb Goodwin, who represents Fridley, introduced four bills as co-author, and one resolution: S.F. No. 2: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing funding for voluntary, full-day kindergarten; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 123B.41, subdivision 7; 126C.05, subdivisions 1, 15; 126C.12, subdivision 5. Referred to the Committee on Finance. S.F. No. 3: A bill for an act relating to employment; regulating the minimum wage; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 177.24, subdivision 1. Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development…
Monday, January 7, 2013
State Senator representing Fridley says she hopes the Minnesota Legislature holds off controversial issues until next year.
State Sen. Barb Goodwin (DFL-41) emailed this announcement Monday—a day before the new session begins at the Minnesota Legislature: Thank you all for re-electing me to serve you in the State Senate. As the 2013 legislative session begins, I look forward to calls, e-mails, letters and office visits from people in our district. My new office is in the Capitol on the first floor, 124 D. Please call anytime you want to discuss an issue, give an opinion, or visit me. I can be reached at 651-296-4334. I have been assigned to four committees. I will serve as Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee. I will also serve on the full Finance Committee, Commerce, and State and Local Government. My focus, and hopefully all of ours, will be to concentrate …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Legislative Clerk David Surdez places the names of the 2013-2014 House members on the voting board in the House Chamber. The legislative session is scheduled to begin Jan. 8.
Legislative Clerk David Surdez places the names of the 2013–2014 House members on the voting board in the House Chamber. The 134 name plates have to be adjusted by hand at least every two years. The legislative session is scheduled to begin Jan. 8, 2013. After redistricting, and the 2012 General Election, Fridley will be represented by Connie Bernardy in the Minnesota House of Representatives and Barb Goodwin in the Senate. (The other senator who has represeneted part of Fridley, Republican Pam Wolf, lost her re-election bid in a re-shaped district that no longer included Fridley.) Another familiar nameplate belongs to DFLer Carolyn Laine, whose district included part of Fridley before redistricting. (In the new session, she'll represent …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
How Barb Goodwin, Gina Bauman, Connie Bernardy and Dale Helm fared in each precinct of Senate District 41 and House District 41A.
Here are the precinct-by precinct breakdowns of the Minnesota legislative races for Senate District 41 and House District 41A, which each include the city of Fridley. House District 41A Senate District 41
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Fridley Patch's interview with Sen. Barb Goodwin from the floor of the health fair.
Fridley Patch spoke with Sen. Barb Goodwin (DFL-50) about her role in starting the health fair and her concerns about Fridley's environment.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Sen. Barb Goodwin (DFL-50), who represents part of Fridley, participated in the hearing.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
City, state and federal officials pledged to hold a "health fair" to address residents' neighborhood concerns.
About three weeks after environmental crusader Erin Brockovich came to Fridley to discuss the city’s cancer concerns, state Sen. Barb Goodwin convened a meeting at the Minnesota Capitol Thursday to hear from city, state and federal officials about Fridley’s Superfund sites, standards for cleanup and future steps to take. About 20 officials and legislative staffers joined Goodwin (DFL-50), Rep. Carolyn Laine (DFL-50A), Fridley Mayor Scott Lund, and a handful of Fridley residents, along with Jason McCarty, founder of the Fridley Cancer Cluster Facebook group. Most of the discussion revisited points officials have been making since public uproar about Fridley’s cancer rates began early this year. Among those points: New Chart Of particular …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Two legislators representing Fridley (Tillberry and Goodwin) are on the MN Legislative Coordinating Commission.
Update (10 a.m. Thursday): A Minnesota legislative panel authorized spending $18,000 in legal expenses to intervene in a lawsuit against the proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photo ID at their polling places. Original post (9 a.m. Thursday): What question will voters see on the ballot this November about amending the Minnesota Constitution to require them to show photo IDs at the polls? Two legislators representing parts of Fridley—Rep. Tom Tillberry and Sen. Barb Goodwin, both DFLers—serve on the Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission that is considering authorizing legal representation for the state in a lawsuit challenging the exact language that voters would see when they cast ballots on the …