ST. PAUL – Minnesota’s 2020 legislative session began Tuesday and Rep. Bud Nornes, R-Fergus Falls, said tax relief should be at the forefront this year when considering a $1.3 billion state surplus.
“We spent months on end talking about issues that need to be addressed in our state and now it’s exciting to begin the session so we can officially begin working on solutions,” Nornes said. “For starters, the state’s $1.3 billion surplus presents us with a great opportunity to deliver real tax relief to Minnesotans. There are many more important issues up for discussion this year and I look forward to what the next few months have in store.”
The House spent much of its first floor session of the year recognizing the three Minnesota National Guard soldiers who died in a helicopter crash near Kimball last December. Nornes issued a House resolution and offered a personal tribute to District 8A native and 2007 Perham High School graduate Chief Warrant Officer 2 Charles Nord, who was among those killed in the crash.
“It was a heartfelt moment on the House floor and I was honored to pay tribute to this true American hero as we continue to mourn his loss,” Nornes said.
Nornes said he welcomes correspondence throughout the session and encourages District 8A residents to call (651) 296-4946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch.