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July 3, 2018
Goggin column: State taking care of critical infrastructure
In my June column, I discussed Gov. Mark Dayton's end-of-session vetoes and how disappointing it was that he was unwilling to work with the...
July 3, 2018 - 11:48am
Column: Gov. Dayton's vetoes cast shadow of disappointment
When the Senate re-convened at the end of February, we knew it was going to be a fast and furious session. We had a full agenda and barely more than three months to get it all done. Unfortunately, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two of the three biggest bills of the session — a tax...
June 3, 2018 - 5:00am
Column: Supplemental budget prioritizes on families
When the February forecast revealed a small budget surplus, I immediately began talking to as many constituents as I could to get feedback on what we should do with it. As you can imagine, there was a wide variety of ideas.
May 3, 2018 - 8:42am
April 15, 2018
Letter: Funding needed to ensure homes for all
CommonBond Communities would like to thank Sen. Michael Googin for a thoughtful and informative meeting with staff and residents at the Maple Hills Apartments in Red Wing on April 3. During the meeting, Googin received a tour of the property, which has 96 units of affordable housing,...
April 15, 2018 - 3:44pm
April 4, 2018
Column: Lawmakers return to a full plate
The Minnesota Legislature will return April 9 from Easter recess, which means we are approximately one-third of the way through the 2018 session. Here is a quick recap of what we have been working on so far, and what you can expect for the remainder of session. MNLARS The MNLARS...
April 4, 2018 - 8:00pm
November 3, 2017
State board: Goodhue Republicans improperly earmarked campaign funds for Goggin campaign
A local Republican Party chapter must pay a fine after state campaign finance officials determined the group funneled contributions into Sen. Mike Goggin's campaign. Goodhue County Republican Party of Minnesota donated $1,000 to Goggin's campaign committee after receiving a check...
November 3, 2017 - 5:16pm
June 11, 2017
Goggin sees a session homerun for Red Wing
While the Minnesota 2017 legislative session may have come to a close until February 2018, there's still a lot of work to be done. For Sen. Mike...
June 11, 2017 - 9:18am
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
April 6, 2017
Column: Movement moving forward on key initiatives
In last month's column I laid out our vision for the state of Minnesota and the principles that will form our budget — what we are calling...
April 6, 2017 - 10:41am
March 10, 2017
Letter: Senate File 899 is about giving guest workers choices
A recent letter to the editor from March 1 was critical of Senate File 899, which is my bill to give some seasonal and temporary agricultural...
March 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 2, 2017
Letter: Tell Goggin not to pick immigrants' pockets
To the editor: "I want to go up there and be the representative, be the public servant, be the voice for all the people of Senate District 21."...
March 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
February 10, 2017
Column: Keeping promises holds early returns
As I knocked on doors and met people last summer and fall, there were a few issues that kept coming up over and over: health insurance costs, tax relief, Zip Rail and gridlock. The response to these issues was overwhelming, so I promised if you put your trust in me, that I would make...
February 10, 2017 - 12:13pm
January 24, 2017
Legislation would restrict Twin Cities-Rochester rail
A pair of bills introduced Jan. 23 in the Minnesota Legislature would place restrictions on public spending and the use of eminent domain for passenger rail between the Twin Cities and Rochester. The legislation was authored in response to controversy surrounding the public Zip Rail...
January 24, 2017 - 3:52pm
November 9, 2016
Goggin to proceed to Senate
Minnesota Senate candidate Mike Goggin, R-Red Wing, bested incumbent Matt Schmit, D-Red Wing, with a 54.24 percent lead in the race for District...
November 9, 2016 - 1:43am
November 8, 2016
UPDATE: Goggin ahead in Goodhue County with more than half of precincts reporting
Senate District 21 candidate Mike Goggin, R-Red Wing, leads the race in Goodhue county with 55.08 percent of vote. Incumbent Matt Schmit, D-Red...
November 8, 2016 - 10:04pm