Neighbors and Friends,
The State Fair is in full swing and many of you have spent time there enjoying the sights and sounds of Minnesota! If you go this weekend, stop at the Minnesota House of Representatives display in the Education Building to complete the opinion poll and visit with state representatives working at the booth.
Here is an update from the Capitol:
Housing support approved as new Medicaid benefit
Help is on the way for those looking for permanent housing. Beginning August 1, Minnesota received federal approval of housing stabilization services as a basic Medicaid benefit, available to seniors and people with disabilities. To read more, click here.
If you’re attending the state fair, you can also learn about mental health, Medicare and making Minnesota more age-friendly. Visit the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Department of Human Services booths. Click here to learn more.
This week I was invited to speak at the Women in Nuclear conference. I shared my experience as a member of the conference committee on the most contentious issue that Roger Moe said he ever experienced, the nuclear waste dry cask storage issue.
Fastest warming counties
Minnpost had a very interesting article this week titled Why some of the fastest-warming counties in the U.S. are in Minnesota. I thought you might be interested in reading this article about the very real consequences of climate change in Minnesota.
Students return to school
Some students have already returned to the classroom but next week marks the official statewide start of school. I hope you had an opportunity to make the most of your summer and remember, there is still plenty of time left before the weather turns.
As I mentioned in a previous update, the Minnesota Department of Revenue reminds you to save school supply receipts and claim the K-12 Education Credit or Subtraction to help save money on your taxes. More information can be obtained here.
If you would like to reach me during the interim you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for the privilege of representing you in the legislature.