2013 Report on MN Legislature Released

“TYRANNY OF THE MAJORITY” IN FULL EFFECT
Contact: John Augustine (651) 398-9316 president@lea-mn.org (.pdf press release)

Honorees Announced
The Legislative Evaluation Assembly congratulates the four members of the Minnesota House of Representatives and three members of the Minnesota Senate that have been honored in the 2013 Report on the Minnesota Legislature.
2013 MN-LEA Honorees
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Highlights of the 2014 LEA Awards Dinner

by LEA President John Augustine

NOTE: A more detailed account and video will soon be available at this website.

Over 50 people gathered on March 3, 2014 for the occasion of the 41st annual Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota Legislative Awards Banquet. Keynote speaker Katherine Kersten from the Center of the American Experiment talked about the efforts to enforce cultural conformity under the guise of “anti-bullying” measures. The event was held at the Kelly Inn next to the MN State Capitol.

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Representative Steve Drazwowski, highest scoring legislator, receiving his award from LEA President John Augustine

Four state representatives (Steve Drazkowski, Sondra Erickson, Tara Mack, and Linda Runbeck) and three state senators (Bruce Anderson, Dan Hall, and Bill Ingebrigtsen) were honored for their voting records in the 2013 Minnesota legislature. Six of the seven were able to give remarks to the crowd while picking up their awards.
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2014 Board Nominations Extended

At our meeting this evening, Febriary 19th, we reviewed our candidates for the open board positions, and took a decision to extend the deadline for nomination to the board.

Nominations will remain limited to LEA mebers in good standing on Feb 25th, but board membership is open to any current member. Your nominations for board positions are welcome. Please contact me, using the contact info below, or use the contact form or info on the MN LEA web site:

http://www.mnlea.org/index.php/contact

Share your thoughts with us. If you have not yet registered for the annual awards banquet, please visit the web site:

http://mnlea.org

where you can now register for the banquet on-line. Help us grow, by spreading the word. Share our web site, and invite your friends. We’ll see you at the banquet on March 3rd.

Thank you for your support.

-Don Lee

LEA vice chair

2014 Annual Awards Banquet

The Annual LEA Legislative Awards Banquet will be held on Monday, March 3rd, 2014, at the Kelly Inn, St. Paul (161 St. Anthony Avenue, St. Paul. – near Rice Street next to Sears, free parking on site)

We will be honoring Senators: Bruce Anderson, Dan Hall and Bill Ingebrigtsen and Representatives: Steve Drazkowski, Sondra Erickson, Tara Mack and Linda Runbeck

The banquet social hour and registration will begin at 5:30 P.M., with dinner at 6:30 P.M.

Our Featured Speaker is Katherine Kersten, who will talk to us about  “The Agenda of ‘Anti-Bullying’ Councils: Enforcing Cultural Conformity”

If you would like to attend the banquet, please contact us at:
Legislative Evaluation Assembly, P. O. Box 25803, Woodbury, MN 55125, or click here.

Or pay directly through PayPal:


LEA-MN Dinner and Dues



Using Legal Definition to Fund Special Interests

The use of legal definition has become a common strategy for legislatures to fund special interests that contribute to political parties. Most people became aware that legal redefinition was going on at some level when marriage was redefined from its biological definition of a union of male and female, to a social definition of two individuals committed to a partnership. This legal redefinition of marriage was defended on the basis of equal rights, but it was pushed hard by people who sought government financial redistribution and benefits to the new class of people included in the definition.

Much legislation, like Minnesota’s 2013 aid and tax omnibus bill (HF677), uses new definitions to target funding for special interests that is opposed to equal treatment under the law:

the bill defines a “medical business entity” as a business that “collectively employs more than 30,000 persons in the state.

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