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Get all of your garden needs and help support DFL48! This year, we’re offering you plant cards at both Gerten’s Greenhouses and Garden Center in Inver Grove Heights and Wagner’s Greenhouse in Minneapolis and Bloomington.
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Keep It Local This Holiday Weekend
Posted by SD48 DFL Communications Team in News
Many of us will be gathering with friends and family tomorrow to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. It’s a special time, and I hope you will be able to enjoy this day set aside for gratitude with the people close to you.
Many of us have much to be thankful for this year. For my part, I’m thankful for the safety and happiness of my family, I’m thankful we live in such a wonderful community, and, among many other things, I’m thankful for our community members who have again placed in me the trust to represent their priorities for another term in St. Paul. I’m honored to go to work for you and your families.
Lastly, I want to encourage your support for our locally owned small businesses if you make shopping part of your holiday weekend plans. As a member of the House Small Business Caucus, I know small businesses are a crucial part of the engine that makes Minnesota’s economy run. “Small Business Saturday” started in 2010 as a way to promote small, locally owned and operated retailers during the holiday shopping season, and I encourage you to check in with our local merchants on Saturday, November 29th this year.
I’m pleased to continue my work on the bipartisan House Small Business Caucus, and I continue to welcome your input on new ways we can help locally owned businesses be successful and create more jobs.
I hope you experience the same joy this time of year brings my family, and I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!
HD48A · House District 48A · Rep. Selcer · Rep. Yvonne Selcer · Small Business Saturday · Yvonne Selcer
Support Rep. Yvonne Selcer
Posted by SD48 DFL Communications Team in Letters to the Editor
As I read the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Sept 19 article on our state’s brightening job picture, with 6,100 new jobs added in August alone, Rep. Yvonne Selcer and her work in this area came to mind. Selcer authored legislation to extend and expand the successful Angel Investment Credit program, and also co-authored legislation to expand the proven program which provides forgivable loans to small businesses; these loans are forgiven when certain job creation criteria are met. Rep. Selcer did not vote for the tax bill which contained the business-to-business taxes, and successfully worked for its repeal in the 2014 legislative session.
I was alarmed at first to read that our labor pool in Minnesota is shrinking, but fortunately it is not because of an increase in the numbers of discouraged workers; those numbers have been falling, according to this Star Tribune article. Rather, as Steve Hine, the state labor market economist, was quoted as saying, “It’s safe to say that this is really a result of demographics” because our aging workforce is retiring.
But even though this article stated that Minnesota’s labor force participation rate is still among the highest in the nation, it is no secret that some businesses are having a hard time filling certain positions, such as skilled manufacturing jobs. In other words, there is more work to be done. Rep. Selcer has spent considerable time touring local businesses to find out how best our public schools and re-training programs can meet the good paying careers that are out there today. We need to re-elect Yvonne so that she can continue these good partnerships to create the conditions that will continue to move MN forward.
Eden Prairie News, September 25, 2014
2014 job growth · 2014 Minnesota economic recovery · Angel investment credit · HD48A · House District 48A · Rep. Selcer · Rep. Yvonne Selcer · Yvonne Selcer
Legislative Update from Rep. Selcer
Posted by SD48 DFL Communications Team in Letters to the Editor, News, Our Candidates & Elected Officials
With summer fully in motion, I wanted to take a moment to update you on some of the encouraging economic news I continue to receive since the legislative session ended in May.
We are blessed to live in a state with such a hardworking and resilient workforce. By investing in world class schools, job training, and a balanced budget that kept our state working, Minnesota’s economy has continued to show positive signs of growth that outpace national indicators at every level.
I’m pleased to report that:
I’ve spoke to many of you at community events this summer, and I am encouraged by the hard work you’re doing as we all strive to improve our community and our state. You can feel the positive momentum behind our success, and we need to capitalize on it as together we continue to build out of the recession.
It’s an honor to serve our community, and I’m always interested in your concerns and ideas about how we continue positive economic momentum moving forward. I welcome you to contact me at any time throughout the summer and fall at or 651-296-3964.
best state for business · HD48 · House District 48A · lowest unemployment rate · Minnesota economic recovery · Rep. Yvonne Selcer · Yvonne Selcer
July 4, 2014 at Round Lake Park
Posted by SD48 DFL Communications Team in Events, Joan Howe-Pullis, Our Candidates & Elected Officials, Sen. Franken
We had a great time at Eden Prairie’s Home Town Celebration at Round Lake Park today. If you weren’t able to join us, here’s what you missed:
7/4/14 · HD48A · HD48B · Hometown Celebration · House District 48A · House District 48B · Joan Howe-Pullis · July 4th · Laurie McKendry · Rep. Selcer · Rep. Yvonne Selcer · Round Lake Park · SD48 DFL · senate district 48 dfl