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June 18, 2018
Column: Youth Skills Training will benefit local communities
With June already half over, summer is in full swing as area high school and college students enjoy some time away from the classroom. For area students looking to pursue careers in a skilled trade sector, great news was recently announced in St. Paul. Last Friday, the Minnesota...
June 18, 2018 - 8:43am
May 14, 2018
Column: Compromise needed to finish the session
It's hard to believe that little over a week remains until our constitutionally required session adjournment date of May 21. We started session with two clear priorities: addressing tax conformity and vetting various bonding projects to address critical infrastructure needs.
May 14, 2018 - 4:06pm
April 23, 2018
Letter: Haley wrong on health issues
Making health insurance more affordable and ensuring access to care are key elements of Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed MinnesotaCare buy-in. Unfortunately, Rep. Barb Haley misinterpreted those and other components in her April 15 column. After initial start-up costs, premiums would cover...
April 23, 2018 - 12:00pm
March 20, 2018
Column: Focus on the goal of keeping students safe
Since last month's tragic shooting at a Florida high school, our nation has grieved the loss of 17 innocent lives. I can't imagine the pain...
March 20, 2018 - 7:49am
August 12, 2017
Column: Health insurance costs to turn a corner
In this column I want to share an update on health insurance rates, tax benefits for the start of the school year, and a new program to promote high school apprenticeships. Health insurance One of the major concerns for residents in our region has been the rising cost of health insurance....
August 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
July 27, 2017
Rep. Haley awarded fellowship for Midwestern Leadership Institute
ST. PAUL — Rep. Barb Haley, R-Red Wing, was among 37 lawmakers selected to participate in an annual training program that identifies and assists promising state leaders in the Midwest. Haley will meet with fellow legislators from Minnesota, as well as legislators from 10 other...
July 27, 2017 - 10:44am
Column: 2017 was historically productive session
Earlier this month, Gov. Mark Dayton signed the budget into law, putting an official end to the 2017 legislative session. I spent the following two weeks hosting multiple town halls throughout our district, providing detail and answering questions regarding the results of this session....
June 27, 2017 - 10:15am
June 13, 2017
Staying true to herself
One month before being sworn in as the District 21A state representative, Barb Haley wrote herself a letter. Written during an orientation session...
June 13, 2017 - 3:44pm
June 2, 2017
Port Authority Board to discuss its past and future
Red Wing Port Authority Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday, June 6, to discuss the 2017 legislative session with Rep. Barb Haley, followed by a question-and-answer forum on "Port Authority Past, Current and Future." The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Red Wing Public Library...
June 2, 2017 - 9:00am
May 31, 2017
Haley to hold town hall meetings and office hours
State Rep. Barb Haley will hold a series of town hall meetings and in-district office hours — all open to the public — to discuss the 2017 legislative session. Meeting times and locations are: • Lake City: Town hall with Sen. Mike Goggin, 8-9 a.m. Monday, June 5, at...
May 31, 2017 - 10:02am
May 26, 2017
Dispute over trail detours final Minnesota legislative work
ST. PAUL—A gentle harmonica concert by Rep. Bob Loonan did not provide quite enough calm late Thursday, May 25, as a relatively minor issue...
May 26, 2017 - 10:53am
May 16, 2017
Column: Leaders first need to agree what's in the checkbook
The people living in our community, and all across the state, expect the Legislature to get its work done in the time allotted; the Minnesota House and Senate intend to do that. Over the past two weeks, members of the House and Senate have been working together in conference committees...
May 16, 2017 - 1:30pm
May 3, 2017
Letter: Lots of infrastructure, but no more railroads
A bill by Rep. Steve Drazkowski and Sen. Mike Goggin looks set to deny any funding for zip rail to Rochester. Meanwhile, Gov. Mark Dayton is still hoping that Washington will supply $1.75 billion for his Southwest light rail and Blue Line light rail projects. But freshman Congressman...
May 3, 2017 - 7:00am
November 8, 2016
Haley leading Bayley in District 21A
Republican Barb Haley is leading the race for Minnesota House of Representatives District 21A with 55 percent of the vote over Democrat Lisa...
November 8, 2016 - 10:52pm
October 31, 2016
LETTER: Haley will get down to business
A business is only as successful as the people behind it. Minnesota businesses are no exception — our people are hardworking and our ideas are bold. From manufacturing to technology, from boots to safety harnesses to new web apps, our area benefits from a diverse economic community....
October 31, 2016 - 1:00pm