Articles written by Representative Paul Anderson

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  • House legislation addresses ag loans, taxes on farm properties

    Representative Paul Anderson|Mar 10, 2016

    With the first committee deadline a week away, bills are moving through the process. The House also passed its first bill of the session last Thursday, one that provides extended unemployment benefits to Iron Range workers, in addition to lowering the amount of money in the fund that provides those benefits. Businesses pay into the unemployment fund, and fewer claims up to this point had left the account more than adequately funded. I’m carrying legislation dealing with a program called Farmer-Lender Mediation. Originally passed in 1986 d...

  • Taking a closer look at child care unionization

    State Representative Paul Anderson - Starbuck|Feb 18, 2016

    Ballots for a child-care unionization vote were mailed out last week by the state. Providers who cared for children receiving state child care assistance within the past year were supposed to be allowed to vote. However, it now appears that only those providers who received state payments in December were on the list of eligible voters. Ballots are due back to the Bureau of Mediation Services by the end of the month. According to the legislative intent, nearly 2,400 providers should have been...