Governor Dayton Signs Rep. Backer Bill into Law

St. Paul, MN- Governor Mark Dayton signed House File 423 into law on Friday, March 27th. House File 423, chief authored by Rep. Jeff Backer (R-Browns Valley), allows ambulance medical directors to authorize staffing levels, and applies to ambulance services based in communities with populations of 2,500 or less. The bill will allow neighboring ambulance … Read more

Road and Bridge Act of 2015

Rep. Backer Statement on Release of the Road and Bridge Act of 2015 St. Paul, MN- On Monday, House and Senate Republicans unveiled their comprehensive, future-oriented proposal for transportation improvements. The plan invests $7 billion over the next decade without raising taxes. The ten-year approach prioritizes road and bridge infrastructure through: Immediate repair of roads … Read more

Rep. Jeff Backer (12A) – Legislative Update 3/14/15

Dear Neighbors, It’s an honor to serve you in St. Paul. As our work at the Capitol begins to intensify, I encourage you to contact my office to share your thoughts on legislation and issues that come before the House. It is very important that I hear from you as we continue our work together … Read more

Rep. Jeff Backer (12A) – Legislative Update 2/27/15

The final week of February has officially come to a close. Thank you to those of you who took time out of your busy schedules to visit my office this past week. It is always great to meet with folks from back in our district. Tomorrow’s Property Tax Listening Session House Property Tax Committee Chair, … Read more

New Legislator: Representative Jeff Backer

Small business owner Jeff Backer ran for office so he could help Minnesotans by tackling the current challenges facing our state.We are proud to welcome him to Team GOP! Rep. Backer serves on three committees: Agriculture Policy Health and Human Services Finance Health and Human Services Reform Education And Work Life Rep. Backer grew up … Read more

Rep. Jeff Backer (12A) – Legislative Update 2/20/15

Dear Neighbors, Thank you to those of you who came to the Capitol this week to visit with me about issues that are important to you. It was great to see so many folks from our district. Please do not hesitate to stop by the Capitol if you are ever in St. Paul during session. … Read more

Rep. Jeff Backer (12A) – Legislative Update 2/7/15

Presenting my bill, HF 423, before the Health and Human Services Reform Committee Dear Neighbors, It was an eventful first week of February in St. Paul. I am looking forward to updating you on some of the important events that have taken place. First Bill Clears Committee On Wednesday, House File 423, a bill that … Read more

Rep. Jeff Backer (12A) – Legislative Update 2/14/15

Dear Neighbors, Another week at the Capitol has come to a close. Much of legislators’ work has continued to take place in committee as only two bills have been voted on and passed by the entire House body. Nevertheless, there are still important things taking place in St. Paul. Governor Gives Pay Raises to Political … Read more

News Release: Bill Authored by Rep. Backer Clears First Committee

St. Paul, MN- House File 423, authored by Rep. Jeff Backer (R-Browns Valley), received its first hearing yesterday in the Health and Human Services Reform Committee. In an effort to address some of the problems related to the sustainability of Rural Ambulance Services, HF 423 seeks to provide an opportunity to remove some hurdles, and … Read more