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Members of the Minnesota Senate are sworn in as the 2011 Legislature convened Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 in St. Paul, Minn.

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138 legislators are collecting paychecks during shutdown

  • Article by: WARREN WOLFE
  • Star Tribune
  • July 10, 2011 - 4:16 PM

After Gov. Mark Dayton announced that he would not accept pay during the state government shutdown, 14 senators and 48 representatives followed suit.

That leaves 52 of the current 66 members of the Senate (79 percent) and 86 of the 134 members of the House (65 percent) who collected July paychecks. (Sen. Linda Scheid, DFL-Brooklyn Park, died in June.)

Put another way, shutdown pay is going to 65 percent of the 92 DFLers and 72 percent of the 108 Republicans. They are:

Senators still being paid:

Thomas Bakk, DFL-Cook; Linda Berglin, DFL-Minneapolis; Terri Bonoff, DFL-Minnetonka; David Brown, R-Becker; Richard Cohen, DFL-St. Paul; Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls; Al DeKruif, R-Madison Lake; Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis; Michelle Fischbach, R-Paynesville; Paul Gazelka, R-Brainerd; Chris Gerlach, R-Apple Valley; Joe Gimse, R-Willmar; Barb Goodwin, DFL-Columbia Heights; Dan Hall, R-Burnsville; David Hann, R-Eden Prairie.

Linda Higgins, DFL-Minneapolis; Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas; John Howe, R-Red Wing; Michael Jungbauer, R-East Bethel; Kenneth Kelash, DFL-Minneapolis; Benjamin Kruse, R-Brooklyn Park; Gary Kubly, DFL-Granite Falls; Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon; Ron Latz, DFL-St. Louis Park; Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove; Doug Magnus, R-Slayton; John Marty, DFL-Roseville.

Mary Jo McGuire, DFL-Falcon Heights; Geoff Michel, R-Edina; Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson; Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge; Gen Olson, R-Minnetrista; Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen; Sandra Pappas, DFL-St. Paul; Mike Parry, R-Waseca; John Pederson, R-St. Cloud; Larry Pogemiller, DFL-Minneapolis; Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth.

Ann Rest, DFL-New Hope; Claire Robling, R-Jordan; Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids; Kathy Sheran, DFL-Mankato; Kate Sieben, DFL-Newport; Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook; Dan Sparks, DFL-Austin; LeRoy Stumpf, DFL-Plummer; Dave Thompson, R-Lakeville; David Tomassoni, DFL-Chisholm; Patricia Torres Ray, DFL-Minneapolis; Ray Vandeveer, R-Forest Lake; Charles Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, and Pam Wolf, R-Spring Lake Park.

Three of them asked too late not to be paid. Their requests will be honored if the shutdown extends into August. They are Gary Dahms, John Pederson and Kathy Sheran.

Taking pay in the House

Jim Abeler, R-Anoka; Bruce Anderson, R-Buffalo Township; Sarah Anderson, R-Plymouth; Diane Anderson, R-Eagan, King Banaian, R-St. Cloud; Bob Barrett- R-Shafer; Michael Beard, R-Shakopee; Mike Benson, R-Rochester; Mark Buesgens, R-Jordan; Bobby Joe Champion, DFL-Minneapolis; Karen Clark, DFL-Minneapolis; Kurt Daudt, R-Crown.

Greg Davids, R-Preston; Jim Davnie, DFL-Minneapolis; Matt Dean, R-Dellwood; Bob Dettmer, R-Forest Lake; David Dill, DFL-Crane Lake; Kent Eken, DFL-Twin Valley; Dan Fabian, R-Roseau; Mary Franson, R-Alexandria; Patti Fritz, DFL-Faribault; Kerry Gauthier, DFL-Duluth; Steve Gottwalt, R-St. Cloud; Marion Greene, DFL-Minneapolis; Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe; Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont.

Tom Hackbarth, R-Cedar; Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake; Rick Hansen, DFL-South St. Paul; Alice Hausman, DFL-St. Paul; Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis; Debra Hilstrom, DFL-Brooklyn Center; Bill Hilty, DFL-Finlayson; Mary Liz Holberg, R-Lakeville; Joe Hoppe, R-Chaska; Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis; Larry Hosch, DFL-St. Joseph; Larry Howes, R-Walker; Tom Huntley, DFL-Duluth.

Kory Kath, DFL-Owatonna; Tim Kelly, R-Red Wing; Andrea Kieffer, R-Woodbury; Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake; Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City; John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove; Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead; Ernie Leidiger, R-Mayer; Mike LeMieur, R-Little Falls; John Lesch, DFL-St. Paul; Tina Liebling, DFL-Rochester; Leon Lillie, DFL-North St. Paul.

Tara Mack, R-Apple Valley; Carlos Mariani, DFL-St. Paul; Paul Marquart, DFL-Dilworth; Joe McDonald, R-Delano; Denny McNamara, R-Hastings; Carly Melin, DFL-Hibbing; Rena Moran, DFL-St. Paul; Mark Murdock, R-Ottertail; Pam Myhra, R-Burnsville; Michael Nelson, DFL-Brooklyn Park; Bud Nornes, R-Fergus Falls; Tim O'Driscoll, R-Sartell.

Gene Pelowski Jr., DFL-Winona; Joyce Peppin, R-Rogers; John Persell, DFL-Bemidji; Brandon Petersen, R-Andover.

Sandra Peterson, DFL-New Hope; Jeanne Poppe, DFL-Austin; Duane Quam, R-Byron; Tom Rukavina, DFL-Virginia; Linda Runbeck, R-Circle Pines; Tim Sanders, R-Blaine; Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne; Ron Shimanski, R-Silver Lake; Nora Slawik, DFL-Maplewood; Steve Smith, R-Mound; Kirk Stensrud, R-Eden Prairie; Tom Tillberry, DFL-Fridley; Paul Torkelson, R-Nelson Township.

Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City; Bruce Vogel, R-Willmar; Jean Wagenius, DFL-Minneapolis; Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake; Kelby Woodard, R-Belle Plaine, and Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove.

Warren Wolfe • 612-673-7253

 

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