Senator Hann talks about Taxes, Education, Jobs and Spending
Senators Hann and Michel hold Ethics Press Conference Pt 2
05/20/2010, Time: 03:57
Members of the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus have sent a letter to the Senate Ethics Committee asking if there is a concern with the Chair of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Senator Satveer Chaudhary, influencing DNR policy specifically for the lake on which he owns property.
Senators Hann and Michel hold Ethics Press Conference Pt 1
05/20/2010, Time: 07:19
Members of the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus have sent a letter to the Senate Ethics Committee asking if there is a concern with the Chair of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Senator Satveer Chaudhary, influencing DNR policy specifically for the lake on which he owns property.
Senator Hann calls for more work on the education bill
05/16/2010, Time: 5:20
On 05/16/10 the MN Senate passed the Omnibus Education Bill that lacked many of the reforms that had been previously included in the bill. Senator David Hann joined in a call for the bill to be reworked to include the provisions which would truly help the children in the Minnesota public education system.

Exclusive KSTP Survey: Minnesotans want education reform

05/12/2010
Education reform killed this week in the legislature is something most Minnesotans want, according to an exclusive 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS/ Survey-USA poll. It's also something a Minnesota's teachers union spent a lot of time and money to defeat. The reform was shot down, Tuesday, by three votes. Education Minnesota represents about 70,000 educators. It's one of the biggest spending lobbying groups at the capitol. Last year, the union had 62 registered lobbyists. The group spent more than $1.3 million to influence education policy and spending. "You have this group of 70,000 who control that. They really have a lot of political control over that part of the budget," said Republican Senator David Hann.

Senator Hann offers amendment to codify school shift
05/12/2010, Time: 1:37
On 05/12/10 the MN Senate voted on a school funding bill. Senator David Hann offered an amendment which would have allowed senators to vote to put the payment shifts the state made in the previous year into law, a measure which the school districts around the state have been clamoring for. In a technique used so as not to actually have to take a vote on an issue which majority members may not appear in a favorable light the amendment was questioned on its germaness, or relevance. The majority party found the amendment to be not germane and quickly scuttled the idea so as not to have to take a vote against an issue their school districts had been asking for.
Senator Hann on KSTP talks truth about teacher's unions
05/12/2010, Time: 0:24
On 051210 MN Senator David Hann appeared on KSTP in MInneapolis to speak the truth about the agenda of Education Minnesota, the teachers union for Minnesota public school teachers.
Senator Hann on Minnesota's final pensions bill
05/12/2010, Time: 1:10
On 05/12/10 the MN Senate voted on the final conferenced state pensions bill. This bill will now go to the governors desk. Senator Hann called for a rejection of this costly bill which does not reform the state pension system. Senator Hann argued instead that the state pension system be updated to a system of defined contributions which does not leave the state on the hook for an increasingly unsustainable and growing pensions bill for state workers.
Senator David Hann speaks against hurting small business in Minnesota
05/10/2010, Time: 5:17
On 05/10/10 the MN Senate debated and voted on the Democrat Farmer Labor plan to balance the state budget through some budget cuts and a new 4th tier income tax which would have hurt small businesses and individual taxpayers in Minnesota. Senator David Hann spoke out against the proposal.
Senator David Hann seeks to protect Minnesotans from Obammacare
05/05/2010, Time: 2:56
During the debate on the Senate health and human services bill on 05/05/10 Senator David Hann proposes an amendment which would have protected Minnesota from unknown mandates and impacts from the federal health care legislation passed earlier this year.
Senator David Hann says the state pension system is a train-wreck
05/05/2010, Time: 2:09
On 05/05/10 the MN Senate was debating the structure of the state pension system. Senator David Hann agrees that its unsustainability is a train-wreck.
Senator David Hann remarks on state Pensions bill
05/05/2010, Time: 5:06
On 050510 the Minnesota Senate passed its pensions bill for state workers. Senator David Hann had an amendment which would have left unchanged current beneficiaries, but going forward reformed the way in which the state structures pensions for state workers.
Senator David Hann on Race to Top
04/16/2010, Time: 8:04
On 04/16/10 Senator David Hann spoke during the Senate GOP weekly media availability. The topic was the Federal Race to the Top program and Minnesota's reapplication for program money after failing to make the cut on the first try. Reforms are the basis of participation in this federal program and they should be pursued by those who are truly concerned with Minnesota's education system - federal program or not.
Senator Senjem - Senator Hann Race to the top - Part 2 of 2
04/16/2010, Time: 5:00
On 04/16/10 Senate Minority Leader David Senjem and Assistant Minority Leader David Hann held the weekly GOP media availability. Questions and discussion centered around Minnesota's reapplication for federal Race To The Top money.
Senator Senjem - Senator Hann Race to the top - Part 1 of 2
04/16/2010, Time: 7:29
On 04/16/10 Senate Minority Leader David Senjem and Assistant Minority Leader David Hann held the weekly GOP media availability. Questions and discussion centered around Minnesota's reapplication for federal Race To The Top money.
Senator Hann presents amendment to more wisely spend lottery money
04/14/2010, Time: 4:29
On 04/13/10 during debate on the bill which designates how the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) spends the money generated from the state lottery in Minnesota, Senator David Hann suggests an amendment which would stipulate that only projects rising to a certain priority level as designated by the LCCMR itself, actually be funded with lottery dollars. Instead the money not used to fund new projects should be put into taking care of the parks, trails and other projects that the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) already has. The DNR has cited a desperate need for asset preservation money to take care of projects and lands that the state already owns. This amendment would have aided the DNR in that effort without necessitating additional money being allocated to its budget from the general fund or taxes being raised.
Hann argues for transparancy in lottery money spending
04/13/2010, Time: 2:14
Senator David Hann argues for an amendment which would provide transparancy in the process of how money is spent on projects using lottery money in the state. The bill's author, Senator Ellen Anderson, argues against transparancy to the public.
Senator David Hann speaks out against racial prejudice
03/30/2010, Time: 3:26
On 03/29/10 Senator spoke against a bill which allows and specifies preferential treatment based on race in the choosing of Minneapolis school district 1 redistricting commission members.
Senator David Hann points out frivolity in the Legislature
03/24/2010, Time: 1:45
While the state faces a $1 billion budget deficit and the Minnesota Legislature is struggling with priorities in budget setting, time is found to waste on over-regulating every aspect of Minnesotans behavior and other legislation that makes one stop and wonder. Senator David Hann points out this general silliness during a discussion on legislation to clarify how to properly execute a left turn on the roadways of Minnesota.
Senator David Hann - GAMC Residency Requirements
03/19/2010, Time: 3:08
Senator David Hann offered an amendment during passage of the final GAMC fix on 03/18/10 to simply require persons who take advantage of Minnesota's General Assistance Medical Program(GAMC) to provide proof that they are indeed residents of the state before they let the state pay their medical bills through the program. The amendment was defeated.
Hann speaks in favor of healthcare debate
03/18/2010, Time: 1:01
On Thursday 03/18/10 Senator David Hann spoke in favor of a resolution which would have allowed a debate on the Minnesota Senate floor about the constitutionality of the federal health care bill currently under consideration by Congress.
Senator Hann highlights federal intrusion in state issues
03/17/2010, Time: 0:24
At a press conference on 031710 to discuss a resolution about the constitutionality of the federal healthcare bill Senator David Hann draws the parallel to federal intrusion into education matters of the states.
Senator David Hann Ed Committee
03/04/2010, Time: 8:27
On 03/04/2010 in the Minnesota Senate Education Committee Senator David Hann talks about the #1 cost driver in K-12 education : Labor Costs. In hearing a bill which would allow school districts the power to reinstate local levies without voter approval he also inquires from Twin Cities school superintendents whether they would be willing to consider addressing their budgeting problems from a spending side if the Legislature made it possible to get out from under some of the binding labor laws and collective bargaining law which currently hamstring budgeting and drive up the costs of education.
Hann cautioning again GAMC veto override
02/25/2010, Time: 1:43
On Thursday 022510 Senator David Hann argued against overriding the veto of the bill to restore GAMC funding.
Hann urges a no vote on GAMC
02/23/2010, Time: 2:18
On Feb 11, 2010 the MN Senate debated its bill to restore funding to general assistance medical care program, one of three state funded medical welfare programs in MN. Senator Hann argues against this bill for a number of reasons.
Senator David Hann makes salient points on final bonding bill vote
02/22/2010, Time: 4:39
On 02/22/2010 The MN Senate passed a $1 billion bonding spending bill. Senator David Hann makes very good points against borrowing this large amount of money in the face of an already $1.2 billion state budget deficit.


LEA Announces 2009 Senate Honorees

02/11/2010
Legislators were evaluated for their voting records on 20 different key issues; ranging from tax and bonding proposals, to energy policy, election law changes and medical regulations.

Senate Republicans speak about Senate Bonding Bill
02/10/2010, Time: 7:53
After the passage of the $1 billion capital investment spending (bonding) bill in the Senate on Tuesday 02/09/2010 Senate Republicans hold a press conference to discuss the bill.
Senator David Hann makes the point that the bonding bill is not a "jobs bill"
02/09/2010, Time: 3:57
During the debate over the states capital investment bill (bonding bill) on Tuesday 02/09/2010 Senator David Hann makes the point that calling the spending bill a "Jobs Bill" is erroneous and false.
Senator David on MPR
02/04/2010, Time: 1:59
Senator David Hann appears on Minnesota Public Radio at the Capitol on opening day of the 2010 Minnesota Legislature.

David Hann interview with Tom Hauser on KSTP

01/11/2010, Time: 6:58

David Hann Dec 7th 2009
12/07/2009, Time: 10:07
David Hann at the Wabasha BPOU Christmas Party Dec 7th 2009

David Hann interview with King Banaian on AM 1280 "The Patriot"

07/25/2009, Time: 46:46

David Hann on MN Economic Forecast
12/04/2008, Time: 3:10
MN State Senator David Hann tells what the state must do to live within its means during this time of economic downturn.

David Hann interview with David Strom on AM 1280 "The Patriot"

11/02/2009, Time: 45:38

David Hann speaks on the passage of the Omibus Appropriations Bill
05/18/2008, Time: 2:19
MN Assistant Minority Leader David Hann speaks on the passage of the Omibus Appropriations Bill which is the nuts and bolts of the Global Budget Deal arrived at today by the DFL House and Senate Majority Leadership and the Governor.
Your Minnesota Senate
04/10/2008, Time: 9:04
Your Minnesota Senate (In Short) Part1 Covers ground concerning Governor Pawlenty's line-item vetoing and subsequent signing of the 2008 Minnesota Capital Investment Bill. Senators David Hann, Debbie Johnson, David Senjem, and Bill Ingebrigtsen as well as Governor Tim Pawlenty are featured.
Senator Hann applauds Responsible Bonding Bill
04/09/2008, Time: 4:09
Governor Tim Pawlenty signed a slimmed down responsible bonding bill on Monday. Since then the majority of people in Minnesota have had nothing but praise for his hard work at cleaning up the pork laiden capital investment bill which was given to him by the Democrat controlled MN Legislature. MN Senator David Hann comments.
Continued DFL Irresponsibility
04/07/2008, Time: 2:02
Assistant Minnesota Senate Minority leader David Hann comments at a press conference on the games the Democrats are playing with the Minnesota state budget. The Democrat Farmer Labor Party in the Minnesota Legislature is playing childish games with very serious aspects of the Minnesota economy partially out of a parochial dislike for the states Republican Governor.

David Hann interview on KKMS: "Minnesota Education Restored"

08/30/2007, Time: 12:00

Senator Hann discusses education and taxes on Almanac
05/04/2007, Time: 27:07
Rep. Mindy Greiling and Sen. David Hann debate whether to tax for more school funding
   
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