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State Representative Joyce Peppin

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100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
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Posted: 2017-11-17
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Legislative Update

Protecting an Equal Branch of Government


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Here is an update with the latest news from the Capitol.

In this Issue:

  • Supreme Court Update
  • Community Events
  • Peppin’s MinnTriv

Supreme Court Update

Yesterday, the Supreme Court declined to rule if Governor Dayton’s veto was unconstitutionally coercive, instead deciding that the Legislature had sufficient funding to make it to the 2018 legislative session which begins in late February.

As a result of the governor’s veto and Supreme Court decision, the Legislative Coordinating Commission (LCC) adopted a resolution Thursday morning that will continue to fund legislative operations.

I am disappointed Governor Dayton and the Supreme Court forced us to use funds intended for vital non-partisan purposes in order to prevent the governor’s elimination of the Legislature. This action is not without consequence. Without a signature from the governor or Democrat votes to override a veto, Minnesotans will lose critical services provided by their representatives and senators. We will not be able to draft legislation to help Minnesotans, provide transparency and closed captioning for the public, complete necessary audits to eliminate fraud and abuse, or sustain various citizen-councils.

The 2017 legislative session was one of the most productive in recent memory, and it’s disappointing the way the governor has acted after we came to a bipartisan agreement. I will continue to stand up for the citizens of our state, working to protect their voices in the Legislature and advocate for three fully functioning branches of government.

Community Events

Get your holiday shopping done at the Craft Show and Sale in Dayton on Saturday, December 2 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Dayton Activity Center (18461 Dayton Street). There are a number of quality crafters and vendors who will be selling goods, so bring your friends and family! They will also be accepting toy donations for the CROSS Toy Drive. For more information contact Bernie Kemp at 612-964-3799.

Peppin’s MinnTriv

Thank you to everyone who participated in the last Peppin’s MinnTriv Question. The question was:  This well-known baseball player has the first recorded hit in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome during an exhibition game. The answer was Pete Rose.

Congratulations to Jim Weir from Maple Grove who is last week’s winner.

Here is this week’s question: A 55 foot tall statute of this brand icon stands in Blue Earth, MN.

The FOURTH respondent with the correct answer will be featured in the next e-mail update!

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In order to best represent our communities, I need to hear from you, so please don’t hesitate to contact my office at any time. My direct line is 651-296-7806. My email address is rep.joyce.peppin@house.mn and my mailing address is Room 459 State Office Building, 100 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, St. Paul, MN 55155.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sincerely,

Joyce

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