Rep. Joe Atkins

Joe Atkins is the State Representative for MN District 52B.

Mon
28
Apr

Mid-session progress report

The 2014 legislative session has reached its midpoint, so a progress report seemed in order regarding some high profile issues before the legislature this session.

Tue
28
Jan

Top 10 predictions for the 2014 legislative session

Below are predictions about some high-profile issues you will be hearing about during the upcoming 2014 legislative session, listed in order of their probability of passage.

Mon
16
Dec

The billion dollar question

For the first time in an awfully long time, Minnesota’s Management and Budget Office is projecting a state budget surplus.  Already there are proposals emerging about what to do with it:  tax cuts, placing it in a reserve account, and/or spending it on things like roads and bridges, just to name a few.  I would appreciate South-West Review readers’ input on these ideas.

Sun
10
Nov

Honoring Minnesota and IGH veterans

We have the high honor in Inver Grove Heights of hosting Minnesota’s official Veterans Day Program again this year. It’s has been a great privilege for our community to host the official program more often than any other city in the state.
 While we’re honoring veterans across Minnesota, we’re certainly not forgetting our local vets — both active and retired, young and old, those still with us, and those who have passed away.