Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Minnesota legislators are debating a new sales tax on licensed clothing, sports memorabilia and luxury suites to cover the state's share of Vikings stadium construction costs.
Do you want to pay sales tax on Twins, Wild and Timberwolves sports memorabilia and licensed clothing to help the state raise money to build the new Vikings stadium? E-pulltab revenues to fund the new Minnesota Vikings stadium have fallen short, so the Minnesota House of Representatives Taxes Committee is considering a new tax on sales of sports-related items to help fill the gap. State Rep. Leon Lillie, a DFLer who represents parts of Oakdale, sits on the committee. Watch the House committee debate the issue at its Wednesday meeting starting at 12:30 p.m. or at TheUpTake.org. The bill (see PDF) by Rep. Ann Lenczewski (DFL-Bloomington) would tax sports memorabilia—items available for sale to the public that are sold under a license granted…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Sen. Wiger, Sen. Kent, Rep. Lillie and Rep. Ward hosted a town hall meeting at Oakdale City Hall on Jan. 12 to discuss priorities for the legislative session. The senators and representatives thanked constituents for attending their town hall meeting.
Thursday, January 17
We thank everyone who participated at our town hall meeting on Saturday, January 12th. It is great to hear from constituents. We sincerely appreciate hearing your concerns as we begin the new legislative session. We especially want to thank Washington County Commissioner Ted Bearth and District 622 School Board Member Steve Hunt for participating in the meeting. It is important we work together and listen to various viewpoints before making decisions at the Capitol. These forums allow us to connect with people in our districts and hear directly from voters. This year, one of the top priorities is to put Minnesota’s budget on a sustainable path forward, and hearing citizens’ concerns helps put the budget in perspective for us. Additional…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Unofficial results show that Leon Lillie (DFL) beat Kevin Klein (GOP) for the state House of Representatives District 43B.
Leon Lillie (D) will be representing Houst District 43B, according to unofficial results from the Minnesota Secretary of State. Lillie beat challenger Kevin Klein (R) with 12,445 votes (60 percent) while Klein received 8,111 votes (39 percent). All 12 precincts reported their numbers just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. All results are unofficial until verified by a canvassing board. Oakdale Patch reached out to both Lillie and Klein for statements early Wednesday morning regarding the results: Kevin Klein "The voters have spoken on a local, state and national level. An honest self examination of all involved parties is definitely needed at this time. May we all have 'open eyes' as we perform our self evaluations and as we contemplate the …