joe mcdonald

A closer look at state surplus by Rep. Joe McDonald Minnesota house Dist. 29A Congratulations to elementary schools in Annandale, Delano and Winsted for recently receiving national recognition, highlighting their significant improvements made in student achievement. This is quite remarkable. Only seven schools in Minnesota are 2013 National Blue Ribbon winners, yet the host district [...]

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by REP. JOE MCDONALD MINNESOTA HOUSE DISTRICT 29A I am disappointed that my first column of 2014 centers on a sour subject, but it is necessary, since so many local citizens are coming to me with huge concerns over failings with MNsure, Minnesota’s new state-run health insurance program. Gov. Mark Dayton and fellow Democrats have [...]

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by Rep. joe McDonald Minnesota House Dist. 29a The Forbes website recently let our secret slip to the rest of the world: Wright County is a great place to live and get an education. Forbes.com listed Delano as No. 1 in its nationwide “Best Schools for Your Housing Buck” rankings. I believe a number of [...]

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by REP. JOE MCDONALD MINNESOTA HOUSE DISTRICT 29A The work we did in 2011-12 is evident once again in the form of a positive economic forecast from Minnesota Management and Budget. The last four semi-annual reports show a combined $2.8 billion more in state revenue than previously projected. This includes the recently issued February forecast, [...]

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