Keeping its commitment to Minnesotans, Minnesota House Republicans today unveiled two bills designed to encourage job creation and reform how state government sets its budget.
House File 1, authored by Rep. Dan Fabian (R-Roseau) will streamline the permitting and environmental review process. House File 2, authored by Rep. King Banaian (R-St. Cloud), will implement priority-based budgeting for state government.
“Our priorities as a state are clear job creation and a state government that doesn t spend more than it can afford,” said Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers. “House File 1 and 2 will make those priorities a reality. This has been our commitment to Minnesotans, and we will fulfill that commitment.”
Rep. Dan Fabian, who is a teacher and small business owner serving his first term, said business owners and farmers in his northwest Minnesota district have long struggled with the complex, cumbersome and uncertain permitting process. House File 1 is comprised of six initiatives designed to shorten the amount of time it takes to get a permit. The bill will: