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On Wednesday the Governor gave his annual State of the State address, historically a chance for the Governor to come before a joint session of the House and Senate and deliver his vision and priorities for the legislative session. This speech was much later than in recent years, and the Governor used the speech to highlight the legislation passed so far this session and lay out his views on the final weeks of session.
You can watch the entirety of the Governor's speech by clicking here.
The Governor made a call at the end of his speech for unity. At the end of his speech, he said "I believe we do share a Unity of Purpose. We all love this state. We all want to see it prosper." I was pleased to see the speech end on a positive note calling on the legislature to work together in unity of purpose to do what's best for Minnesota. While we don't always agree on how to do what's best for Minnesota, I have seen a great deal of unity this session, and hope that can continue as we finish our work in the closing weeks.
I was honored to be joined at the State of the State by Cindy Bills, a childcare provider from Rosemount. As many of you know, Cindy is also the wife of former 57B Rep. Kurt Bills, and has been a great friend to me over the past couple of years.
Cindy has been an outspoken opponent of the majority's effort to unionize childcare providers. Cindy shared her story prior to the Governor's speech, and I'm grateful she took time out of her busy life to join me for the State of the State.