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Keep an eye on Koering

Posted at 5:25 PM on February 21, 2007 by Bob Collins (1 Comments)

During the flight to Boston today, I was inputting various tallies (mostly adding the scheduled hearings for today (BH), and noticed something: Sen. Paul Koering is having a heck of a session. He went over 100 in BF points (bills filed) today, and while processing a couple today, I noticed something else about him: he's on a bunch of bills equally split between GOP and DFL authors. That's a good sign for success the rest of the way as the bills get heard and passed on (or not).

He's still in the middle of the pack in total points -- ranked about 70 or so -- but looks like a "pick to click."

Here's a shout out to Sen. Linda Higgins, DFL-Minneapolis, and occasional drop-in viewer of the MFL. Her e-waste proposal for video monitors passed the Economic and Natural Resources Committee today.

I don't know how it is at your house but at mine, when my kids left the nest, they left behind about three or four huge old, working-but-worthless monitors. And I might have one or two stashed under the basement stairs and I can't figure out how to get rid of 'em. The senator's bill places the burden on the manufacturer .

S.F. 235 requires manufacturers selling in Minnesota to register with the Pollution Control Agency and provides grants to set up e-waste recycling programs, especially outside the Metro Area, she said. Under the bill, a manufacturer is required to arrange for the collection of e-waste equal to the total weight of video display devices sold by the manufacturer during the previous year, Higgins said.

Comments (1)


I hope the voters take notice, because I remember his party giving him a hard time in the primary in 2006.

Posted by Nancy G | February 23, 2007 1:43 AM