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About State Rep. Andrew Falk (District 17A)

State Representative Andrew Falk (DFL - Murdock) represents Minnesota House District 17A which comprises all of Chippewa, Swift, and portions of Renville and Kandiyohi counties. Rep. Andrew Falk can be reached at: Phone: 651-296-4228 E-mail: rep.andrew.falk@house.mn 439 State Office Building 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155

House approves HHS budget that saves $50 million through reforms

Bill includes first increase for nursing home funding in four years ST. PAUL – The Minnesota House of Representatives approved on Friday night the Omnibus Health and Human Services bill by a 73-61 vote. The bill reduces the HHS budget … Continue reading

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HOUSE PASSES HIGHER EDUCATION BILL FREEZE TO TUITION, INCREASE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT OF U of M and MnSCU SPENDING

ST. PAUL, MN – The House of Representatives passed the House Higher Education Conference Committee Report today on a bipartisan vote of 76-56.  Included in the bill is funding that will directly benefit students by freezing tuition at both the … Continue reading

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DFL JOBS BILL RECIEVES FINAL PASSAGE BY MN HOUSE

ST. PAUL, MN – Last night the House of Representatives passed the Jobs and Economic Development Omnibus bill on a vote of 73 to 59.  The bill will invest in job creation across the state and it includes a huge … Continue reading

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The Vote on Same-sex Marriage

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Tomorrow the House of Representatives will be taking up a bill to legalize same sex marriage in Minnesota.  I know this has been and continues to be an emotional issue for both sides of the debate.  … Continue reading

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Addressing Income Inequality

Dear friends and neighbors, Throughout my time in public office, I’ve continued to make an effort to help keep you informed of the happenings at the Capitol during the legislative session.  In addition, I’ve tried to bring broader awareness to … Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act Ruling

Yesterday was a truly historic day in our country. The United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the individual mandate on a 5-4 decision. The ruling means the provisions of the ACA already in effect will … Continue reading

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Paying Back the Debt to Our Schools

Dear Friends, A top priority should be to repay the billions of dollars the state owes our public schools in Minnesota as a result of last year’s ill-advised budget deal (which I voted against). Many of our schools are struggling … Continue reading

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2012 Legislative Session Ends With Mixed Results

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I hope you are having a nice spring and looking forward to a good summer, although, with the current high temps, it feels like summer is already here.  I’m personally thankful to see the 2012 legislative session … Continue reading

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Legislative Update – May 3, 2012

Dear Friends, Back in mid-December, Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers issued the 2012 legislative schedule, outlining deadlines, breaks, and an April 30th adjournment date. Despite repeated boasts of finishing their businesses by April 30, Republicans failed to meet their self-imposed … Continue reading

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2012 Legislative Survey Results

Dear Friends, Thanks to everyone who completed my on-line legislative survey. The results are interesting and I wanted to share them with you. To view results, click the following link:http://bit.ly/ImtZbR Again, thank you for your input. Please feel free to contact … Continue reading

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