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Legislative Update - May 27, 2016
Posted on 27 May 2016

Dear Neighbors,

Legislative Session
The 2016 legislative session ended shortly before midnight May 22, 2016 amidst a clamor of representatives still trying to be recognized. In a last minute attempt to fund transportation, the House Majority presented a revised bonding bill with a one-time sum of $300 million for transportation from the budget surplus. The final bonding/transportation bill was hurriedly cobbled together in the closing hours of session, allowing us less than 45 minutes to review the bill. The bill passed in the House, but was amended in the Senate and the House adjourned before considering the amended bill.

As a way of background, an $800 million House bonding proposal was not released until May 19 - less than a week before we were constitutionally mandated to adjourn. There was not a sufficient amount of statewide projects to secure the 3/5 super majority vote needed to pass. The bill was discussed briefly, a House vote was taken, it failed, and was then "tabled" allowing it to be brought up again when a revised bill came forward.

As the entire House of Representatives learned this week, according to nonpartisan research, the final bonding bill contained several errors and omissions. House members received an updated spreadsheet from the House staff with corrections on Wednesday this week - two days after we adjourned. This is evidence that we need a transparent and open process when we legislate on bills that could potentially become law.

Although there were several missed opportunities, I was pleased to support a bipartisan tax bill that passed in the House. Highlights of the bill include an expansion of the child care tax credit, increased tax credits for veterans, property tax relief for small businesses, and a new student loan tax credit. My Burnsville TIF provision was also included in the final bill, which provides funding to the city to prepare the landfill property for development.

A special session to complete unfinished work is being taken into consideration. Governor Dayton has not committed and said he wouldn't until a solid agreement is struck between both House and Senate leaders.

Coffee Meet and Greet
Tomorrow, May 28, I invite you to join me for a "Coffee Meet and Greet"¯ listening session. I will be meeting those interested at May 28th Junior's Sports Cafe (1996 Highway 13 E., Burnsville) from 10 a.m.-noon. I hope you can make it, and that you will bring your comments and questions.

"Coffee Meet and Greet"¯ is open-house style, and constituents are welcome to come at any point between 10:00 a.m. and noon.

I hope to see you soon.


Sandy Masin
State Representative
Minnesota House District 51A

Rep. Masin stands up for women on the floor of the MN House
Posted on 5 May 2016

Representative Masin stood up for the integrity of women during a House debate about licensure for women's health centers like Planned Parenthood. Representative Deb Kiel called women "too emotional," saying women should have a single doctor who can make decisions for them in "emotional" times like pregnancy. Click here to see Rep. Masin's response.

The video is from the MN House record of the session on April 28, 2016.

On the video you can see Rep. Kiel making her unthoughtful remark at 1:35:00-1:35:50. Rep. Masin responds to this unfortunate remark at 1:37:15-1:37:45. Rep. Selcer then make a remark rebuking Re. Kiel at 1:37:55-1:38:18.

Rep. Masin to seek re-election for House District 51A
Posted on 1 March 2016



Eagan, MN -- Minnesota State Representative Sandra Masin is pleased to announce her decision to seek re-election in 2016 to District 51A, which covers western Eagan and northern Burnsville.

"It is a privilege to represent the citizens of House District 51A, a responsibility I take very seriously. I ask humbly for your continued support in the 2016 election,"¯ Masin said.

Masin is a Democrat and an Eagan resident who has worked on behalf of the citizens and families of Eagan and Burnsville, to ensure accessible representation in St. Paul. Looking toward the campaign season, Masin promises to continue engaging residents on transportation issues.

"During the election cycle, I want to connect with voters to continue to tackle issues facing the state, including funding for high-quality education, closing the achievement gap for Minnesota kids, affordable and accessible healthcare, student debt reduction, lowering property taxes, and a sustainable and prosperous job market in our district and beyond," she said.

Sandra Masin is currently serving her fourth two-year term. As a State Representative she has achieved inclusion of legislation in the Womenā€™s Economic Security Act and worked to further broadband access across the state. Masin continues to support the equal treatment of women and minorities, environmental protection, and policies that benefit Minnesota families.

For more information, contact Sandra Masin at 651-452-3411.

Previous Articles: [click on the desired article to view it]

03-30-2016 Legislative Update - March 30, 2016 - a Special Joy to welcome Rev. Braudt
02-27-2016 Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Masin and Sen. Carlson
02-22-2016 Media Release: Meet and Greet
02-16-2016 Poetry and Piano - Fundraiser for Rep. Masin
02-04-2016 February 4, 2016 Legislative Update
12-04-2015 Legislative update - December 4, 2015
11-25-2015 Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it!
11-09-2015 Legislative Update: Observing Veterans Day this Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
10-28-2015 Masin interview at Access to Democracy - watch here
10-23-2015 Legislative Update - October 23, 2015
10-20-2015 Legislative Update - October 20, 2015
09-24-2015 Legislative Update - 24 September 2015 - Happy Voter Registration Month
08-25-2015 Legislative Update - August 25, 2015
08-23-2015 The Great Minnesota Get Together - Bus Transit to Minnesota Fair
08-13-2015 Legislative Update August 13, 2015
07-15-2015 Celebrating July 4, 2015
07-01-2015 10 New Laws That Go Into Effect Today July 1, 2015
06-25-2015 Rep. Masin's Editorial Column in the SunThisWekk
06-12-2015 Legislative Update June 11, 2015
06-03-2015 Legislative Update 6-3-2015
05-27-2015 Legislative Update - May 27, 2015
05-18-2015 May 18 2015 - Last Day of Session
05-15-2015 Budget Concerns
04-24-2015 Legislative Update - April 24, 2015
04-24-2015 Legislative Update - April 24, 2015
04-17-2015 Legislative Update - April 17, 2015
03-20-2015 Focus on Alzheimer's Disease
03-05-2015 Open Doors Empty Bowl Fundraiser
02-21-2015 Legislative Update - 20 February 2015
01-30-2015 Legislative Update from Rep. Sandy Masin - January 30, 2015
12-19-2014 Holiday Wishes to All
12-10-2014 Rep. Masin at DFL Senior Caucus Meeting
11-29-2014 Happy New Year Celebration with the Hmong Community
11-26-2014 Thanksgiving Reflection
11-21-2014 Image says it all!
11-05-2014 Election Results and THANK YOU!
10-30-2014 Eagan TV Video with Rep. Sandra Masin
10-26-2014 Video by Sandy Masin
10-10-2014 Minnesota Voters for Animal Protection Support Masin
10-02-2014 Emily's List joins in endorsing Sandy Masin
09-19-2014 More Endorsements! United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1189
09-16-2014 TakeAction Minnesota endorses Masin!
08-23-2014 Minnesota Farmers support Masin
08-15-2014 A Special THANK YOU to ALL!
08-14-2014 SEIU now endorsing Rep. S. Masin
08-09-2014 United Transportation Union is Endorsing Masin
08-04-2014 A very special adventure!
08-03-2014 Saint Paul Building and Construction Trades Council Endorses Rep. Masin
07-28-2014 The International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Endorses Rep. Masin
07-25-2014 Planned Parenthood Endorses Sandra Masin
07-15-2014 Minnesota AFL-CIO Endorses Masin
07-10-2014 Legislative Report by Rep. Sandra Masin - July 10, 2014
07-08-2014 THANK YOU ALL!
06-20-2014 AFSCME Council 5 Endorses Masin
06-12-2014 Education Minnesota Endorses Rep. Sandy Masin
06-10-2014 Minnesota Nurses Association Endorses Rep. Masin
05-26-2014 Burnsville and Eagan Memorial Day Ceremonies
05-17-2014 End of 2013-2014 Legislative Session: What Was Accomplished
05-12-2014 Women's Economic Security Act (WESA) Passes
04-23-2014 Legislative Update - April 23, 2014
04-12-2014 April 11, 2014 - Legislative Update
04-01-2014 Video Update from the Minnesota House
03-30-2014 Women's Economic Security Act
03-26-2014 Tax Relief to more than 1 Million Minnesotans
03-22-2014 THANK YOU!
02-26-2014 Passing a Bill - "Stayin' Alive"
02-14-2014 Communications Conference in St. Paul
02-08-2014 It's Time to Make Transportation a Priority
02-04-2014 Endorsements by womenwinning and MAPE
01-30-2014 Please Make Sure to Attend the PRECINCT CAUCUS February 4, 2014 6:30pm
12-24-2013 Holiday Greetings
12-12-2013 SunThisWeek Interviews Masin
12-12-2013 Legislative Update: Strong Economy Means Schools Are Paid Back
11-11-2013 Veteran's Day Celebration Today
11-08-2013 Workforce Centers Information
10-08-2013 Concert and and Fundraising Event for Rep. Sandra Masin
10-07-2013 High School Pages and College Interns
09-30-2013 Rep. Sandra Masin: Government Shutdown is Completely Unnecessary
09-12-2013 Burnsville Firemuster Events and Parade
09-09-2013 Minnesota Legislature meets in special session to approve disaster relief
09-04-2013 The Voice of the People...
09-03-2013 Help for Hail and Storm Damage - Update from Rep. Sandra Masin
08-23-2013 Legislative Update - 8-22-2013
08-11-2013 MNSURE News
08-07-2013 Legislative Update from Rep. Sandy Masin - 7 August 2013
08-02-2013 Town Hall Meeting - Meet-n-Greet
07-17-2013 Legislative Update: Town Hall Meeting July 20, 2013
07-13-2013 Masin Interview on Access to Democracy
07-11-2013 Thank you ALL for Eagan FUNFEST and 4th July Parade
07-03-2013 New Laws Going Into Effect July 1, 2013
06-22-2013 The RED Line Opens Today
05-20-2013 Last Day in Session - May 20, 2013
05-15-2013 A Budget Issues Update from the Capitol
05-10-2013 Letter to the Editor: Standing up for victims, wages
04-25-2013 Rep. Sandra Masin - E-update April 25, 2013
04-11-2013 Legislative E-update April 11, 2013
03-22-2013 Legislative E-update March 22, 2013
03-13-2013 Rep. Sandra Masin - Video Update March 13, 2013
02-28-2013 Rep. Masin Video Update - Feb 28, 2013
02-24-2013 Thank You for Attending the Town Hall Meeting Saturday 23 February
02-23-2013 Town Hall Meeting with your Local Legislators
02-18-2013 Legislative Update - February 18, 2013
02-16-2013 Metcalf Junior High School Chess Team
01-31-2013 Legislative Update - January 31, 2013
01-26-2013 Townhall Meeting in Burnsville 1/26/2013
01-11-2013 Legislative Update - January 11, 2013
01-08-2013 88th House Session Opens Today
12-31-2012 Happy New Year 2013
12-14-2012 Representative Masin Committee Assignments
11-07-2012 Sandra Masin Returns to the Minnesota House to Represent House District 51A
11-06-2012 Sandra Masin is returning to the Minnesota House!
11-04-2012 The Most Important Endorsement
10-21-2012 Pioneer Press Editorial about District 51 Burnsville/Eagan
10-20-2012 Sandra Masin televised message on Eagan TV
10-18-2012 Burnsville-Eagan Candidates Forum on Education
10-15-2012 NARAL endorses Masin for 2012
09-28-2012 Eagan Patch Report on the Chamber Candidate Forum
09-26-2012 Masin receives TakeAction Minnesota Endorsement
09-26-2012 Sandra Masin endorsed by Minnesota Voters for Animal Protection
09-21-2012 Received endorsement from St. Paul Building and Construction Trades Council
09-19-2012 Education Forum with Sandy Masin and DFL Representative and Candidates
09-14-2012 MPR Poligraph Program Reviews Campaign Flyer
09-09-2012 Fire Muster Parade in Burnville
09-04-2012 Labor Day
08-17-2012 Access to Democracy hosts Sandy Masin for an interview!
08-16-2012 Thank you!
08-14-2012 Eagan Patch: Primary Results: Masin Defeats Walden in 51A
08-13-2012 Endorsed by SEIU!!!
08-11-2012 Dakota County Fair
08-08-2012 National Night Out
08-02-2012 DFL Veterans Caucus endorses Masin for the House
07-24-2012 AFL-CIO now joins in endorsing Sandra Masin
07-22-2012 Sierra Club endorses Sandra Masin's candidacy for the House
07-16-2012 Clean Water Action backs Sandy Masin
07-13-2012 July 2012 proclaimed Hire the Veteran Month
07-10-2012 The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters Back Masin
07-04-2012 Our Volunteers- the HEART of the Campaign
07-04-2012 Beyond The Yellow Ribbon
06-28-2012 Planned Parenthood endorses Sandra Masin
06-22-2012 Masin wins United Transportation Union's endorsement!
06-20-2012 AFSCME Council 5 Endorses Sandra Masin's Candidacy!
06-17-2012 Father's Day
06-16-2012 Minnesota Police and Peace Officers endorse Sandra Masin
06-11-2012 Sandy Masin Endorsed by Minnesota Nurses Association
06-05-2012 Sandra Masin Honored at womenwinning Annual Event
06-04-2012 Stand For Justice event in Mendota Heights - outstanding!
06-01-2012 Education Minnesota Endorsement
05-19-2012 Masin Endorsed by TEAM-MAPE!
03-27-2012 Video from SD51 Convention
03-24-2012 Step #1 to Victory in November 2012
02-23-2012 NEW House District Number!
02-08-2012 2012 Precinct Caucus in SD38
02-04-2012 IMPORTANT: Precinct Caucus is on TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2012
01-13-2012 Interview with Alan Miller on Access To Democracy
01-08-2012 Protecting Dignity, Ending Slavery
12-28-2011 New Year 2012 Message
11-23-2011 A Time For Thanks
10-25-2011 The Path to Win This Election - Where you come in!
10-03-2011 Masin runs to regain seat
09-08-2011 The Good Ole Days
09-04-2011 Labor Day
07-24-2011 Interview on Access To Democracy
06-22-2011 Town Hall Meeting in Burnsville June 15, 2011
04-04-2011 Secretary of State announcing Opening in State Government Agencies
11-03-2010 THANK YOU!
10-23-2010 Disaster Relief Bill information
10-20-2010 Eagan's Tribute and Memorial Plaza dedication ceremony October 14, 2010
09-26-2010 Absentee Ballot Available for November 2 2010 Election
07-14-2010 Property Tax Refunds and Lifeline and Link-Up programs.
07-02-2010 Several Topics
04-28-2010 Reminder: Townhall Meeting April 29, 2010
04-27-2010 Pioneer Press article
03-31-2010 Mid-term Report from the Legislative Session
03-24-2010 Report from the Session
03-05-2010 Dorothy Day Center visit
03-03-2010 General Assistance Medical Care (GMAC) Restored!
02-16-2010 Impressions from the nearly 2-week old Legislative Session 2010
01-31-2010 Reminder: Precinct Caucus 2010 is on February 2!
01-27-2010 Please provide your feedback to me ahead of the upcoming difficult Legislative Session starting Feb. 4, 2010
01-20-2010 Roundtable discussion with Rep. Mike Obermueller, January 22, 2010 at Eagan City Hall
12-10-2009 Article about the trip to Israel
12-01-2009 Reminder: Townhall Meeting with Rep. Mike Obermueller coming up on Thursday
11-26-2009 Thanksgiving 2009 message
11-23-2009 Press Release about a trip to Israel
08-23-2009 Appointment to Minnesota House Jobs Task Force

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About Sandra Masin

A mother of three grown children, with more than twenty years of engagement in local politics and community events, Sandra is well known to many. If you haven't yet met Sandra, click here to find out more...
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Upcoming Events

  • ⤷  June 18, 2016 - Meet-n-Greet Coffee Chat with Representative Masin  [more]
  • ⤷  July 4, 2016 - July 4th Parade  [more]
  • ⤷  July 16, 2016 - Meet-n-Greet Coffee Chat with Representative Masin  [more]

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