As I am sure you have heard, Governor Dayton experienced a bit of a health scare earlier in the week while giving his State of State address on Monday. He then announced to the media the next day that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Please join me in keeping the Governor and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Passage of Senate File 1 (Premium Relief):
On Thursday afternoon, the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved the conference committee report for Senate File 1, and by Thursday evening it was signed by the Governor. The bill provides a 25% premium reduction to Minnesotans who do not qualify for MNsure tax credits on the individual market, and includes key reforms to preserve care for those receiving life-saving treatments and increase competition and consumer choice moving forward.
Some of the reforms in this bill include:
Rice County Veterans Memorial:
This session I will be authoring a bill that provides the remaining funds needed to build the Rice County Veterans Memorial outside of the courthouse. This project will be a nice addition to the county courthouse and a constant reminder of the many sacrifices our veterans have made for not only our community, but for the entire country.
I will be hosting a town hall meeting Saturday, February 11th at 9:00 AM at Bernies in Faribault (129 Central Ave. S.). I encourage those who wish to discuss any legislative or local issues to attend.
If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding any issue related to state government, please feel free to contact me at either 651-296-8237, or firstname.lastname@example.org.