It is good to be back in St. Paul today to begin the 2014 legislative session. The pace will be pretty fast since at the Capitol since we are only scheduled to be in session for approximately three months.
There are a number of ways you can follow the Legislature from home to track important developments. As always, I will continue passing along my thoughts on issues of the day through email updates I encourage you to share my sign-up information with anyone else you think may be interested in receiving my messages. All you have to do is log on to www.house.mn/8A and click on the “email updates list” link.
A variety of other websites are available for people to use as well. Here are some:
-Information about the legislative process and the Minnesota House of Representatives.
-A nonpartisan publication of Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services which provides hard news from the Capitol.
-Compiled by the Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services.
-Coverage is broadcast statewide – along with Minnesota Senate television coverage – on your local PBS station’s digital Minnesota Channel.
-Your Legislators is a live one-hour program which runs 8 p.m. Thursdays on public TV, including on Appleton’s KWCM. The weekly panels typically include a mix of two Republicans and two Democrats joining moderator Barry Anderson. Viewers are able to submit questions during the show. The link above provides more information, including channel listings.
-Live Internet video streaming of all television productions, plus additional coverage not provided on the broadcast channel, including evening, weekend and interim coverage.
-A 16-page booklet explaining, in a simple, straightforward manner, how a bill moves from an idea to law. Capitol Steps is intended as a resource for junior high school students.
I hope this information is helpful to you. Please stay in touch and keep those emails coming with your thoughts on the issues.