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Jobs Task Force created with 36 state House members

A bipartisan Jobs Task Force, made up of 36 state House members, will start meeting next month with the goal of coming up with legislative proposals that will spur job growth through economic development, capital investments and tax policies.

House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher announced the members of the task force, which will be co-chaired by Rep. Alice Hausman, DFL-St. Paul, Rep. Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington, and Rep. Tom Rukavina, DFL-Virginia:

• Rep. Sarah Anderson, R-Plymouth
• Rep. Karla Bigham, DFL-Cottage Grove
• Rep. Robin Brown, DFL-Moscow Township
• Rep. Mark Buesgens, R-Jordan
• Rep. Lyndon Carlson, DFL-Crystal
• Rep. Randy Demmer, R-Hayfield
• Rep. Denise Dittrich, DFL-Champlin
• Rep. Keith Downey, R-Edina
• Rep. Patti Fritz, DFL-Faribault
• Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont
• Rep. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis
• Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker
• Rep. Gail Kulick Jackson, DFL-Milaca
• Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar
• Rep. Jeremy Kalin, DFL-North Branch
• Rep. Diane Loeffler, DFL-Minneapolis
• Rep. Tim Mahoney, DFL-St. Paul
• Rep. Sandra Masin, DFL-Eagan
• Rep. Carol McFarlane, R-White Bear Lake
• Rep. Denny McNamara, R-Hastings
• Rep. Terry Morrow, DFL-St. Peter
• Rep. Joe Mullery, DFL-Minneapolis
• Rep. Michael Nelson, DFL-Brooklyn Park
• Rep. Kim Norton, DFL-Rochester
• Rep. Mike Obermueller, DFL-Eagan
• Rep. Michael Paymar, DFL-St. Paul
• Rep. Paul Rosenthal, DFL-Edina
• Rep. Bev Scalze, DFL-Little Canada
• House Majority Leader Tony Sertich, DFL-Chisholm
• Rep. Linda Slocum, DFL-Richfield
• Rep. Loren Solberg, DFL-Grand Rapids
• Rep. Phil Sterner, DFL-Rosemount
• Rep. Jean Wagenius, DFL-Minneapolis

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Joe Johnson on 08/21/2009 - 08:53 am.

    Bi-partisan? 7/36 = 19% with no chairmanship voice. Nice try.

  2. Submitted by Nancy Gertner on 08/28/2009 - 12:06 am.

    Bi-partisan means including two parties, not necessarily in equal parts.

    House committees typically have a Republican lead, but since this is a task force, the organizational structure is perhaps less formal.

    Does the 7 / 36 reflect the Minority composition in the House, or the members that volunteered to be on the Task Force?

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