Before I get into legislative business, I want to thank all those who attended the March for Life rally at the Capitol this week. A scheduling conflict regrettably prevented me from attending, but it’s a cause I fully support and hope to make it next year. Thanks again to the thousands who joined in rallies.
Higher education continues to be a top interest of mine at the Capitol and earlier this week I attended a legislative breakfast hosted by the University of Minnesota-Morris. Officials from UMM shared some information regarding the state of the school today and talked some about plans for the future.
This school is different from others in a number of ways, including its significant use of wind turbines. It also has a deep connection to American Indians that still is being fostered in a number of ways. I appreciate the time UMM representatives took to share their message and the information I received will be helpful down the road as we put together bills related to higher education this biennium.
In other news, I will be appearing on the Your Legislators program broadcast on Pioneer Public TV throughout the state live at 8 p.m. tonight. As always, a bipartisan legislative panel will discuss a wide variety of issues and field questions submitted from folks at home. Check local listings for your particular channel, or visit this link for more about the program and online viewing options.
Bills are starting to make their way into committees for hearings and I urge people to weigh in on the issues as we take them up for discussions and votes. The House website provides good information about the legislative process and the Minnesota House of Representatives in general.