Posted: Saturday, 06 October 2012 10:55AM
The Rochester Post-Bulletin has officially endorsed State Senate Republican Incumbent Jeremy Miller for another term over his opponent, Democrat, Jack Krage.
According to the paper, Miller has impressed them in his first term in St. Paul, and they believe he's an asset to his district, his party and to the entire state.
The paper notes that Miller has had a hand in some important legislation, perhaps most notably the reform of "Green Acres" aka Minnesota's agricultural property tax law, which dates back to the 1960s but was changed in 2008.
Farmers said it raised tax rates on unproductive land, forcing them to consider draining wetlands or cutting down woodlots.
Miller authored the Senate version of the Green Acres revision in 2011, and Gov. Dayton signed it, thus protecting farmers and the environment.
The Post-Bulletin writes in an opinion piece, if Minnesota had a list of its top 10 "up-and-comers" or "rising stars," Miller almost certainly would be on it.