Marty Seifert the meeting. was surprisingly pleasant and agreement on every item
I was privileged to have some time to speak with Gov. Candidate Marty Seifert about the Minnesota Governor's race and discuss a few topics. I mentioned to Marty about the video of him being passed around mainly by pro Emmer folks about his favoritism of SF4, where he spoke in favor of it back in 2007 along with other GOP representatives. - from the MN house.
While the Next Generation energy act has our base electric charges going up
(1) 2012 12 percent
(2) 2016 17 percent
(3) 2020 20 percent
(4) 2025 25 percent
Marty took the advice and not only committed to undue-ing his past bill, but turned it into legislation, RIGHT AWAY! By introducing H.F. No. 3582 on March 9, 2010. This is what I call Leadership and making good on a promise! This bill issued a revision to ELIMINATE the afore mentioned increases. as shown below.
Tom Emmer wasn't part of this I'm not sure why perhaps their camp can explain this as it was a good bill that would've stopped the next Generation Energy act in its tracks...
Marty also mentioned that he authored the Ethanol bill and has taken quite a lot of flak over this. He stated to me, that he wish to undue the damage and overturn this awful bill. Ive learned a lot since then." This is consistent when Marty came and spoke with us in 2009 at the CD3 convention. When he gave a "Mea Culpa" about his involvement there and pledged to make it right and repeal the bill if elected governor.
We've given Marty a hard time in the past when he was wrong we want to be fair to him when he makes it right! This takes strength and commitment to turn your ship around, especially in this tough political climate.
Marty's and his staffers wish to speak to people, answer questions, and state how they plan on eliminating Climate taxes, tariffs, etc. It slows growth, and places undue burdens on Minnesotans. So while Marty has demonized for his past mistakes, I'm willing to look to him as the 'prodigal son' and is repentant for these misdeeds and honestly wishes to correct. I was also impressed to learn he has not taken money from Lobbyists which makes him committed to his voters more, and special interests less.
HF3582 Status in House for Legislative Session 86
Bill Name: HF3582
Bill Text Companion: SF3230
Senate Search Revisor Number: 10-5907
House Authors Seifert ; Shimanski ; Dettmer ; Drazkowski ; Anderson, B. ; Eastlund ; Severson
Short Description 2025 renewable energy standards abolished, and clarifying changes made.
Further Committee Actions
House Research Summary
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Date ↓ Action Description / Committee Text Page Roll Call
03/09/2010 Introduction and first reading, referred to Energy Finance and Policy Division Intro 8426
03/17/2010 Authors added Shimanski; Dettmer; Drazkowski; Anderson, B.; Eastlund and Severson 9015
03/17/2010 Referred by Chair to Public Safety Finance Division