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Notes from Norm: It Makes A Difference

Notes from Norm: It Makes A Difference   “…Hillary Clinton’s campaign said the former secretary of State will deliver a major counterterrorism address in Minnesota next week — a state known as one of the nation’s biggest hotbeds of domestic terrorism recruitment.” Minneapolis Star Tribune   In reading the paragraph above one should be struck by Read more here…

Senator Coleman Praises House Leadership, Calls for Dayton To Put Students Before Political Allies

Senator Norm Coleman released the following statement after the completion of the 2015 Regular Legislative Session. “The conclusion of this year’s legislative session shows the benefits of balanced leadership at the Capitol.  Bipartisan compromise led to the passage of a strong education bill that works to improve the process of licensing out of state teachers, Read more here…

Sen. Norm Coleman: “The Land of 10,000 Terrorists”

Read Senator Coleman’s commentary on the threat of terrorists in Minnesota in light of the recent arrests of young Minnesotans recruited by terrorists organizations. Minnesota is ground zero in the recruitment of mostly young Somali men and women by radical Islamic terrorist groups whose principal aim is to attack and destroy America and its allies.   Read more here…

Sen. Norm Coleman Joins Up And At ‘Em Radio Show

Sen. Norm Coleman joined hosts Mike Franklin and Brian McDaniel while they filled in on Up and At ‘Em this week. Click here to listen to the program’s third hour, which included interviews with Matt Kittle from Watchdog.org  about campaign investigations in Wisconsin as well as a conversation with Sen. Coleman.

Look before you leap?

Yesterday, Governor Dayton chided legislators in the House for passing through committee a bill to eliminate MNsure, saying they should “look before you leap.” While his long-awaited acknowledgement that MNsure  may be so flawed it can’t be repaired is a welcome sign for Minnesotans who have struggled to work with the long call times, faulty Read more here…

Looking Closer Into the LIFO Issue

With the House passage of HF2, the debate over Last In, First Out policies governing teacher hiring and firing moves to the Minnesota Senate.   One criticism often made in the course of the LIFO debate is that it isn’t major issue that affects school.  While there are many factors that make for high quality Read more here…

Sen. Norm Coleman Praises Passage of House File 2

“Tonight’s House passage of an education reform package aimed at ensuring high quality teachers in the classroom is an important step to improving education for all Minnesota families.  Principals deserve flexibility to maintain the best teachers based on quality, not who wins a coin toss.  Even more valuable is providing pathways for quality out of Read more here…

Notes From Norm – Apologize For Being A Senator

This past week at EMILY’s List, an organization formed to advance Democrats and unrestricted abortion rights in the county and that raises and spends untold millions of dollars to elect liberal Democratic women to public office, Minnesota’s United States Senator Al Franken apologized. “First of all, I apologize for being a guy,” began Franken as Read more here…

Note From Norm – A Failing House Of Cards

Minnesota DFLers, when confronted with Minnesota having one of the best health care systems in America, were stymied. The President of their party had successfully gotten one-party adoption of his signature health care plan, ObamaCare, shoved through Congress without a single Republican vote, signed it into law and was rapidly creating a vast government infrastructure Read more here…

Note from Norm – No Taxpayer Heroes

High drama is unfolding at the Minnesota State Capitol. DFL State Senator Tom Bakk, the architect of a $90 million swanky office building paid for with taxpayer dollars and DFL Governor Mark Dayton the architect of billions more in new taxes and state spending are fighting with one another. The issue isn’t over how to Read more here…