I am happy to report additional good news about Minnesota’s growing jobs economy and a savings of $346.5 million for Minnesota businesses over the next two years. The results of the 2013 Legislative session continue to produce for Minnesota’s economy.
I am attaching a news release with the details. A couple more examples of good work getting done when there isn’t gridlock!
Minnesota Business wins
November 19, 2013
Thank you for the rewarding opportunity to serve you in the State Senate, this past year. I believe 2013 will be known as the year we turned it around, here in Minnesota. Thanks to you and through you, I have had the opportunity to contribute to this comeback. Our work is not yet done and I am asking for your help again.
There are two opportunities, right now, that will help prepare me for this next election. There is an event Friday, Nov. 22 in Coon Rapids and the everyday opportunity to maximize your Personal Contribution Refund. That’s right, the PCR program is back in Minnesota. Individuals may contribute up to $50.00 (couples $100.00) and receive a full refund. Please see the attached PCR flyer with details. Hoffman PCR flyer2013
Please join me at a fundraising event for my campaign, Friday, November 22 from 5:00 to 8:00 at Davanni’s in Coon Rapids. Join Rep. Melissa Hortman, Rep. Jerry Newton, Sen. Alice Johnson and Sen. Chris Eaton in celebrating my first year as your Minnesota State Senator. Invitation is linked here Hoffman FRFlyer11-22-13 (1)
Everything we do this calendar year matters! Thank you for your help and I look forward to working with you as we prepare for the 2014 session.
via the 5% Campaign-
The “5% Campaign” is a nonpartisan coalition working together to ask state legislators for a 5% rate increase for community-based services for people with disabilities and older adults in 2014. A decade of stagnation has produced significant challenges – a 5% rate increase to community-based services is critical to move Minnesota back on track.
People with disabilities, older adults, caregivers, workers, providers, family members, and advocates throughout Minnesota have joined together in this major statewide campaign. The lives that many people with disabilities and older adults build for themselves depend on state funding.
These critical supports allow people to be more independent by providing staffing and transportation so that people can be active employees and volunteers in their communities, fostering skill development, ensuring health and safety, and more.
Minnesotans with disabilities and older adults need to be a priority during the 2014 legislative session.
I hope this finds you enjoying a few days of excellent weather! Highway 610 impacts most of our lives, nearly every day. Personal travel, commerce in and out of our area and travel to and from work.
I am very pleased to report we have been awarded funding to complete the last 2.5 miles of the I-610 project out to I-94. During the 2013 session the Minnesota Legislature passed and created the Corridors of Commerce program authorizing $300 million in trunk highway bonds for work on the state’s trunk highways. Corridors of Commerce has two main goals: increase capacity where there are bottlenecks, and decrease barriers for commerce while improving the movement of freight.
This is a a big win for our communities and the NW suburban region. I was happy to support it and fight for inclusion in this new program. This is another example on how working together matters! I am attaching my press release from today. Have a great weekend!
Senator John Hoffman Presents The Second Annual…
“A Night of Blues with Brighter Days Ahead”
August 28th, 6-9pm
Bauer Berry Farm in Champlin
A FREE CONCERT featuring local blues artist Big George! Join State Senator John Hoffman and acclaimed artist Big George Jackson in a night of music, community, food and family fun at our own Bauer Berry Farm on Wed., August 28 from 6-9 P.M.
The concert is free, so come one, come all! Food, including the famous Bauer Farms sweet corn, will be available for purchase on site. The whole family can take wagon tours of Champlin’s oldest working farm. There will be face painting, balloon figures and more for the kids. For the ride home there will be the delicious oven baked Senator Hoffman Muffins for purchase.
We are gathering to meet as neighbors, to celebrate our several communities and being Minnesotans. And yes … to flat out enjoy some of Big George’s soulful blues, along with special guest, local artist Stephen Berg. You will also have the opportunity to talk with Senator Hoffman and his first session with the 2013 Legislature. And … of course, if you are so inclined, there will be an opportunity to contribute and support John’s commitment to all of us.
You do not have to be resident of Senate District 36 to join us. So bring your lawn chairs and the place to be on Wed. August 28th is the Bauer Berry Farm with John Hoffman and friends. Come ease into a fine summer evening with the easy blues of Big George Jackson and Team Hoffman!
Please do not bring personal coolers, alcohol, food or beverages on premise. Thank you!
Bauer Berry Farm
10830 French Lake Rd, Champlin, Minnesota 55316-1140
August 28th 6-9 p.m.
Thank you for your vote of support in electing me to the Minnesota State Senate. A 53% vote is a statement and I humbly and sincerely accept the choice of the voters. This was an important election and I thank each of you, all of you, for your efforts on our behalf. You have given your time and treasure and I will always be grateful. Your dedication to our community and care for the future of our families and state have been the most enduring gift I, and my family, will take away from this campaign.
It has been a privilege to campaign for your support and I worked hard ,on the high road , to earn your vote. Keeping it positive has always brought out the best Minnesota has to give. It is the support of the nurse, teacher, small business owner, senior, mechanic, carpenter, farmer, day care provider, bus driver, mom, dad, new citizen and more, working everyday to make our communities run on time, whom I am eternally grateful for.
You have sent a clear message about what you care about:
•To end the partisan gridlock and political bickering and get the state’s business done on time.
•Build an economy that creates good jobs and keeps Minnesota competitive.
•Develop a plan to pay our schools back and build upon the education we are providing our children.
•Balance the state budget in a responsible, fair way.
•Reform state government to work more efficiently with better results for Minnesotans.
It clearly is time for us to focus on the middle class and get this state running again. You have my commitment to work together with those Minnesotans have sent to the Legislature – across party lines, branches of government and ideological divides to overcome the many challenges we face going forward. The campaign is over and the real work now begins. I invite you to stay with me and help me make the coming session productive,effective, and successful for Minnesota.
With thanks and warm regards,