Larry Hosch

Redistricting Maps to be Announced on Tuesday [AUDIO]
State lawmakers and members of Congress are anxiously waiting a big announcement next week. We'll find out on Tuesday what the redistricting maps look like for the State House and Senate seats, as well as for the eight members of our Congressional delegation.
House Passes Bill on Teacher Layoffs [AUDIO]
The Minnesota House has passed a bill that would let schools consider teacher performance in layoff decisions. State law currently requires that seniority be the only consideration. Opponents say the bill would make it easier for districts to layoff teachers with high salaries.
Local Lawmakers React To Governor Dayton’s Offer [AUDIO]
Republican State Representative Steve Gottwalt of St. Cloud is reacting to the latest news from Governor Mark Dayton. He says it's a good sign. And Republican State Representative Tim O'Driscoll of Sartell says he's cautiously optimistic about today's (Thursday) news.
Local Lawmakers Make ‘No Per Diem’ Pledge
At some point the State Legislature is going to have to go into a special session to complete the budget for the next biennium. Exactly when and how long that special session will is yet to be determined. However, we do know that whenever it happens several of our local lawmakers have pledged to n…
Legacy Amendment Bills Quietly Advancing At State Capitol
As the State Legislature and the Governor continue to spar over high profile issues like the budget, gay marriage, and a Vikings stadium -- there's also bills that have quietly passed that tinker with the State Land and Legacy Amendment. The Land and Legacy Amendment brings in hundreds of mill…

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