Ernie Leidiger

By Rep. Ernie Leidiger, District 47A Turns out the “Affordable Care Act” — a.k.a. Obamacare — isn’t so affordable for Minnesota schools. Districts statewide will be on the hook for more than $200 million over the next three years to comply with Obamacare mandates, according to experts at Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB). Combine Obamacare […]

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By State Rep. Ernie Leidiger The legislative session is clipping along at a fast pace as Democrat leaders try to add as many laws and regulations to the books in a very short period of time. This week alone, they bailed out Obamacare by hundreds of millions of dollars and increased wasteful spending by nearly […]

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By Lorrie Ham A pair of local residents testified at the State Capitol recently to support legislation that will allow the city of Watertown to acquire a tax-forfeited property on 30th Street to be used for nature and conservation purposes. Watertown City Council Member Steve Washburn and Amy Mandt, a Watertown resident, joined State Representative […]

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By Rep. Ernie Leidiger, District 47A Legislators assembled at the State Capitol this week for the start of the 2014 legislative session. It’s great to be back serving as the voice of the good people of Carver County. I encourage readers to continue sending me your questions and comments — my job is best done […]

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Several announcements related to the upcoming 2014 election surfaced last week, including plans by Norwood Young America citizen Bob Frey and Waconia Mayor Jim Nash to run for the Minnesota House of Representatives District 47A seat currently held by Rep. Ernie Leidiger. In addition, Carver County Attorney Mark Metz also recently announced his plans to […]

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State Rep. Ernie Leidiger, R-Mayer,  announced on Wednesday, Feb. 5 that he will not seek re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives. At the close of his second term, Rep. Leidiger plans to spend time with an expanding family and re-launch one of his business enterprises. “It has been an incredible honor and pleasure to […]

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