Steve Gottwalt

Minn. Rally Shows GOP Rift On Health Exchange Bill
A rift among Republicans over a piece of the federal health care overhaul was showing Thursday at a Capitol rally. Several GOP lawmakers spoke against a Republican bill to establish a state health insurance exchange. The federal law requires states to start exchanges for consumers to buy insurance s…
DFL, GOP Lawmakers Host Town Halls At Library
You'll have a chance to give your input on what's happening at the State Capitol tomorrow (Saturday). Local lawmakers from both major political parties have planned town hall meetings at the St. Cloud Public Library.
Banaian, Gottwalt Split Votes On $1 Billion In Cuts [AUDIO]
The Minnesota House passed $1 billion in state budget cuts in a close vote. The bill passed on a 69-63 vote. State Representative King Banaian of St. Cloud was one of four Republicans that voted against it. He says he didn't feel there was enough discussion about the bill.
State Health Care Bill Passes Committee
Some Minnesotans on MinnesotaCare could get vouchers for private health insurance, if a bill authored by State Representative Steve Gottwalt of St. Cloud gets passed. The Health Minnesota Contribution Program cleared it's first committee yesterday (Wednesday).