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House DFL Budget Bills Revealed

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Dear Neighbors,

On Monday, the House DFL revealed our omnibus budget bills which will guide many of our conversations for the rest of session as we work to create a budget that will serve Minnesotans who need it the most. These budgets are moral documents that reflect our commitment to Minnesota children, families, and main street businesses. You can read more about these bills here, and watch our press conference on the issue here.

I am particularly proud of the Early Childhood Education budget bill. I sit on this committee and we have put a lot of hard work into crafting a bill that will benefit all Minnesotan children. I am grateful for Chair Pinto’s leadership which has led to a well crafted and equitable bill. You can watch our passage of this critical bill here.

Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council Funding

Approximately $100 million is available in grants, approved by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, to aid Minnesota habitat restoration, preservation, and enhancement in our community.The process is competitive and open to all who wish to apply. 

“These grants are focused on restoring, protecting and enhancing habitat for fish, game and wildlife,” said Mark Johnson, LSOHC Executive Director. “This beneficially impacts our natural resources of course, but it also enriches the lives of Minnesotans through a healthier, more accessible environment.” 

Proposal requirements and terms of funding are outlined in the Call for Funding Request. To view details or learn more, visit: www.lsohc.leg.mn. For answers to specific questions, contact LSOHC Staff: www.lsohc.leg.mn/staff

Requests are due to the LSOHC by Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 4 p.m. The funds for approved programs signed into law during the 2022 legislative session will be available Thursday, July 1, 2022.

Prove It First

Water is one of, if not the, most important resources on Earth, and Minnesota possesses this essential resource in abundance. That is why I am in favor of “prove it first” legislation which would make large international mining conglomerates show evidence of a copper-sulfide mine that has operated for 10 years without causing water pollution, before they construct a mine in Minnesota. Our water resources and natural environment are simply too precious to risk over a finite resource where the profits that result in it’s extraction will largely go to benefit large mining conglomerates.

prove it

Stay in Touch

I always appreciate hearing from you, so please feel free to share your questions, ideas, and feedback. Feel free to reach out to me by email at rep.liz.boldon@house.mn or by phone at 651-296-9249. If you’d like to schedule a time to chat by phone or zoom, I’m happy to do that as well. If you have a friend, neighbor, or relative who wants to receive updates about the Legislature, let them know they can subscribe to my email list here, you can also follow my Facebook page here.

It’s an honor to represent our community. Please be safe and stay in touch.

With gratitude and hope,

Liz

Rep.Liz Boldon, District 25B
533 State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155