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We have just 10 days remaining in the 2014 legislative session! Can you believe it? There's still several outstanding bills left to be worked out, including a second tax cut bill that will be focused on property tax relief; a spending bill; and a bonding bill to fund various construction projects across the state.
There's expected to be bipartisan support for the tax cut bill and bonding bill. The bonding bill requires 60%, or 81 votes in order to pass, and I'm hoping to see full funding for the Minnesota Zoo's bonding request included in the final version that is likely to be voted on in the House next week.
Here are some additional updates from this past week:
Thanks to everyone who participated in my 2014 legislative survey. I enjoyed reading your responses, and am grateful for the comments & feedback that helps me better represent our community. If you would like to see the results of the survey, please click here.
Teacher Appreciation Day
It's been a huge honor for me to serve on the Education Policy and Education Finance Committees during my first term. The best part has been the opportunity to meet the amazing teachers in District 196 and other parts of the state that work each and every day to educate our next generation of leaders. Tuesday, May 6, was National Teacher Appreciation Day, a chance for us to say thanks to the teachers that have had a positive influence on our lives.
Eagle Scout Court of Honor
Last Saturday, May 3, I was invited to attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony for District 57B constituent Matthew Billings. Matthew organized and constructed 30 bluebird houses that were placed in three parks around Rosemount. Matthew is the 8th member of the Billings' extended family to reach the rank of Eagle Scout. Congratulations to Matthew and his family on this wonderful accomplishment, and all you do for our community.
Eastview Students Visit the Capitol
It was great to welcome students from Eastview High School who came to the Capitol as a part of their American Government & Citizenship class. I shared with them about my day-to-day work at the legislature, and how we as legislators learn about issues and weigh all of the information to try to make the best decisions on behalf of Minnesotans.