We ended the regular Legislative session on Monday at midnight. Due to budget negotiations taking far longer than usual, we only sent one budget bill to the governor – Higher Ed was agreed to, but none of the other bills were finished with enough time for us to pass them. Negotiations continued throughout this week, and now all budget bills have been agreed to by leadership. If you’d like to read the bills, they are all available here. Yesterday evening, the Governor called a special session for today at 10am, and we will be here until we finish passing a full state budget.
This Monday is Memorial Day. This weekend, I hope everyone takes some time to honor those who sacrificed everything in defense of our country. I am grateful for those who gave their lives so that we could be free, and my thoughts and prayers are with those whose loved ones have given the ultimate sacrifice.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance to you or your family on a matter of state government. I can be reached by phone at 651-296-4346 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great week.