Please join Sen. Jim Carlson and me on Monday, July 8 for a town hall meeting! Sen. Carlson and I will talk about what happened during the 2019 legislative session, answer questions, and discuss what’s next with fellow community members. We hope to see you there.
When: Monday, July 8 from 5:30 – 7:30pm
Where: Large Meeting Room – Lower Level, Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan, MN 55123
4th of July Funfest
The annual 4th of July Funfest will take place in Eagan on July 3 and 4. There will be activities for people of all ages, including a carnival, live music, and fireworks. My favorite tradition, the 4th of July parade, will begin at 10am on Thursday morning. A map of the parade route and parking suggestions are available here. Learn more at www.eaganfunfest.org.
New Laws Taking Effect July 1
The two-year state budget that we approved this session went into effect yesterday, along with several new laws. Here are a few of the laws that are now in effect:
Child Abuse and Neglect at the Southern Border
The atrocious treatment of children that’s taking place in our country should concern us all. Last Friday, my House DFL colleagues held a public informational hearing on the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. Community members, immigration attorneys, and legal experts provided information about how the Trump Administration’s policies are impacting people at the border, here in Minnesota, and across the nation. An audio recording of the meeting is available here.
The Pioneer Press published an article about the public meeting. You can read it here.
Financial Assistance for Teachers
If you’re a teacher or know someone who is, I encourage you to check out the Minnesota Teacher Shortage Student Loan Repayment Program. This program provides student loan repayment assistance to teachers who work in Minnesota communities with teacher shortages. They’re accepting applications now through July 15. More information is available here.
I hope you have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July.