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I know, I know. Thanksgiving isn’t until next week, but I’m also aware many take vacation some or all of the week of Thanksgiving so I wanted to ensure to extend my well-wishes to you, your family, and your loved ones to have a blessed Thanksgiving if you are one of those leaving town in advance of the holiday.
An examination of history demonstrates our Republic, the Great American Experiment, is an aberration among nations. Our Republic is a unique experiment in human government having resulted in advancing the cause of individual liberty, raising standards of living, fostering innovation, and furthering prosperity more than any other in all of human history. We remember this Thanksgiving how blessed beyond imagination we are to live during this era in history and to enjoy the fruits of our great country!
Rep. Lucero with friend and colleague Rep. Jim Newberger this week
at a Center of the American Experiment event.
The Supreme Court yesterday declined to rule if Gov. Dayton’s veto of legislative funding was unconstitutionally coercive, instead concluding the Legislature had sufficient funding to continue operations until at least February 20, 2018, the beginning of the next legislative session. In order to continue operating in the face of Gov. Dayton's veto and the Supreme Court's conclusion, legislative members of the Legislative Coordinating Commission (LCC) were forced to pull previously appropriated money for other purposes and reallocate into legislative operating funds.
The LCC's no-other-choice action to reallocate funds is not without consequence. Minnesotans will now lose critical services provided by the House and Senate...consequences directly attributed to Gov. Dayton. Example consequences include the House and Senate 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, sustain various citizen-councils, etc.
Despite Gov. Dayton actions resulting in negative consequences to hard working Minnesotans, you know you can continue to count on me to stand up for you and all Minnesotans in order to protect your voice in the Legislature.
Rep. Lucero last weekend speaking with constituents at a luncheon in Hanover.
AT&T announced this week it is bringing 5G wireless cellular technology to Minneapolis in time for the Super Bowl, increasing bandwidth in the area up to 100 times faster than the current 4G wireless technology. The 5G launch will provide customers in the area greater connectivity on their devices along with upgraded network capabilities.
Earlier this year we debated legislation on the House Floor related to 5G. A link to the video of my May 22 remarks on the House Floor regarding early adoption of 5G infrastructure and the positive downstream impacts to high paying jobs and academic institutions that will result in Minnesota can be found here.
REDUCED TAX REVENUE COLLECTION FOR CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS
City Pages recently reported in an article found here that the City of Minneapolis is set to get less than they bargained for working with Hennepin County in their continued pursuit of funding to build Southwest Light Rail. I’ve provided a summarized breakdown of the issue below:
STAYING IN TOUCH
As always please contact me to share any issues, concerns, or feedback you may have that will assist me best represent you. The best way to reach me is by email at Rep.Eric.Lucero@House.MN or by phone at 651-296-1534.
Albertville, Hanover, Otsego, Saint Michael, and the Wright County portion of Dayton