Thursday, May 9, 2013
The bill passed the Minnesota House of Representatives with help from state Reps. Connie Bernardy of Fridley and Carolyn Laine of Columbia Heights.
Read tweets by and about Fridley-area state representatives Connie Bernardy and Carolyn Laine on the day of the historic vote to approve a same-sex marriage bill in the Minnesota House of Representatives. See the Storify in the window above or at Storify.com.
Fridley's state Rep. Connie Bernardy spoke in favor of the legislation to legalize same-sex marriage on the floor of the Minnesota House of Representatives Thursday.
State Rep. Connie Bernardy (DFL-Fridley) spoke in favor of same-sex marriage legislation on the floor of the Minnesota House of Representatives Thursday afternoon. The full House is debating the bill and is expected to vote Thursday. If the bill passes the Minnesota Senate will take it up on Monday. Some of what Bernardy said in her brief speech: "Everyone in our community ought to be treated fairly and equally under the laws of our state. ... "[I am proud to] stand up for liberty, love and justice for all Minnesotans." WATCH LIVESTREAM VIDEO of the House debate and vote on Thursday. See also: MN Same-Sex Marriage Bill: Laine Offers GLBT Community Gift of Word 'Marriage'
Monday, April 29, 2013
The state representative from Fridley made the comments in a floor speech.
State Rep. Connie Bernardy gave a speech on the floor of the Minnesota House of Representatives last week—"during our discussion around the education bill. I spoke up to support the investments we're making in our schools," she said. An excerpt: "I'm very, very proud and honored to be a part of a community that played a role in developing this bill, that came before the Legislature to testify on the innovations and the bold things they're doing in the districts. From our students to our parents to our teachers, our school administrators, school boards and parents. I represent a diverse school district, being a medium sized school district across the state but actually small for the metro area. ... I find it intriguing that one of the …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
See the latest YouTube clip from the state representative for Fridley.
See a Capitol Update from state Rep. Connie Bernardy (DFL-Fridley) in the YouTube above or at YouTube.com.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The state representative from Fridley also addresses legislation for early childhood education and all-day kindergarten in her new 'Capitol Update' video.
State Rep. Connie Bernardy (DFL-Fridley) shares the latest on her bills at the Minnesota House of Representatives in a new Capitol Update video: "I'm pleased to announce that my bill to get $5 million for Springbrook Nature Center's bonding project got into our bonding bill at the Minnesota House of Representatives. That's really good news." In the video (watch it here or at YouTube.com), Bernardy also comments on the progress of legislation for early-childhood education and voluntary all-day kindergarten legislation. Here are two recent press releases from Bernardy. From April 9, 2013: Springbrook Nature Center Included in MN House Bonding Bill The 2013 Omnibus Bonding bill (HF270), estimated to create 22,800 jobs, was unveiled in the …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Fridley's state representative says spending on early education returns 17 times the investment.
In a letter to constituents sent Thursday morning, state Rep. Connie Bernardy (DFL-Fridley) touts pending all-day-kindergarten legislation: With the legislative session nearly half way done, I want to give you an update on our efforts at the Legislature to give Minnesota’s students a chance to participate in All Day Kindergarten. This is a crucial issue for our communities because supporting All Day K will give each family the opportunity to offer their children a world class education from the very beginning. When speaking with constituents throughout Fridley, New Brighton, and Spring Lake Park, I’ve heard strong support for All Day K and all the benefits that it brings to our students, families, and communities. First, All Day K is good…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The state representative from Fridley talked about visits from school children and testimony from local school officials.
Rep. Connie Bernardy (DFL-Fridley) posted this video update on Thursday.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Fridley-area legislators are holding public meetings in Fridley, St. Anthony and New Brighton on Feb. 9, 2013.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to deliver his State of the State address at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the House Chamber.
Gov. Mark Dayton will give his State of the State address Wednesday from the House Chambers at the State Capitol in St. Paul. Watch livestream video of the speech starting at 7 p.m. Central at Fridley Patch via The UpTake. Dayton is not expected to make any new announcements on Wednesday night, but rather take the opportunity to promote his budget proposal and tax overhaul, the Pioneer Press reports. The Governor says his biennial budget proposal will eliminate the state’s $1.1 billion budget deficit and balance government spending and revenue over the next two fiscal years while putting an end to the “fiscal games” and “accounting gimmicks” of the last decade. Dayton’s proposals include cutting the sales tax rate from 6.875 percent to 5.5…
Monday, January 28, 2013
A weekly roundup of bills introduced and other news from Fridley's legislators: Sen. Barb Goodwin and Rep. Connie Bernardy.
Fridley's representatives at the state Capitol, Sen. Barb Goodwin and Rep. Connie Bernardy, didn't introduce or co-author any new bills since the last Fridley Patch Capitol Review on Jan. 22, 2013. They did, however, issue statements inviting the public to upcoming meetings in the community: Bernardy also issued a statement Monday on Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal. "Governor Dayton's budget is a good place to start," Bernardy said. "It gives us the opportunity to invest in our communities by supporting education. Funding for all day every day kindergarten and early childhood education are great ways to help our children succeed in the future. Overall, it is a great start for us. Our job as legislators is to take the Governor's proposal…