As the state prepares for a potential COVID-19 virus outbreak, Senator Jerry Relph of St. Cloud announced Wednesday he will be introducing legislation aimed at providing additional funding and streamlining preparation in the event the virus reaches Minnesota.
A bill has been introduced in the Minnesota Senate that would offer at least two years of free tuition to Minnesota's colleges and universities. The bill's author is Democrat Kari Dziedzic of Minneapolis.
State Representative Tama Theis and State Senator Jerry Relph introduced a bill this session that would have allowed the city to increase the food and beverage tax by up to one-half percent, and increase the lodging tax by up to one percent.
A former St. Cloud attorney is running for the State Senate seat being vacated by John Pederson. Jerry Relph announced today (Tuesday) that he is seeking the nomination as the Republican candidate for Senate District 14.