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Thursday, February 15, 2024



ST. PAUL – Lawmakers have returned to St. Paul for the start of the 2024 legislative session, and State Representative Marj Fogelman (R-Fulda) expects a number of topics to be addressed.


“I would prefer a session that focuses on common sense problems and avoids craziness,” Fogelman said. “Thanks to Democrat mismanagement, we’re on the brink of a fiscal mess. They blew through a $20 billion budget surplus and a $10 billion tax increase and expected incoming revenue to keep pace, and now we have a budget deficit projected next year. Democrats should take a step back and try to right this wrong, but I won’t hold my breath.”


Fogelman said her personal priorities for this session include lowering taxes and helping the middle class and rural employers try to survive the Biden/Walz economy. She also believes Democrats should address the insane expense they approved last session that will spend $730 million on a new state office building.


“No lawmaker needs a nearly billion dollar building in order to meet with constituents,” Fogelman said. “This is a complete waste of taxpayer dollars, and the Democrats should be looking at ways to trim these costs and make this new building much more cost-effective.”  


So what topics may come up this year? Fogelman believes the DFL majority will try to pursue another bonding bill, as well as attempting to make Minnesota a sanctuary state, continuing the prioritization of criminals over crime victims and police, and trying to make assisted suicide legal in our state.


Fogelman urges residents to contact her with any legislative questions or concerns. She can be reached at or 651-296-5373.