In my last legislative update, I shared information about how legislation that my colleagues and I passed this session helps the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) protect our clean water. This week, I wanted to talk about other important work that the MPCA is doing.
The environment and natural resources budget fully funds the MPCA’s base budget for 2020 – 2021 and funds many of Governor Walz’s environmental priorities. Some of the Governor’s budget requests that received funding will:
Midwestern Legislative Conference
I’m currently representing Minnesota at the Council of State Governments (CSG) Midwestern Legislative Conference in Chicago. I’ve enjoyed exchanging ideas with legislators from the Midwest and four Canadian provinces, and I’m looking forward to using what I’ve learned to make our state even better.
For the past two days, I’ve been learning more about a wide variety of issues and working hard on possible solutions with other members of the three committees that I serve on – the Executive Committee, the Resolutions Committee, and the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
If you’re interested in the work I’m doing, I’ve included links with overviews of two presentations that I attended this morning. The first one was about civic engagement and how states are preparing young people to be active citizens, and the second focused on how states can adapt to labor market changes and prepare for the jobs of the future. More information is available here and here.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions or input.