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State of the State

Friday, March 16, 2018

Dear Friends and Neighbors,


Committees were very busy this week as deadlines quickly approach in which bills need to clear policy committees.  This week also included Gov. Dayton’s final State-of-the-State address he gave to a joint convention of the MN House and Senate.

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Rep. Lucero joined by Kelly and her daughter Linae after a successful bill hearing in the House Education
Innovation Policy Committee for the Student Data Privacy bill HF 1507.

STUDENT DATA PRIVACY BILL CONTINUES TO ADVANCE

I am chief author of HF 1507, a bill seeking to enhance protection requirements of student private data and re-empower parents with authority over their children’s private data. Last week my bill was heard in the House Civil Law Committee and this week in the House Education Innovation Policy Committee.  My bill has thus far cleared both committees with unanimous votes in favor.  HF 1507 has now been referred to the House Education Finance Committee for the bill’s next stop.

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Rep. Lucero joined by Saint Michael constituent Jessica, as well as friend Paul Seefeld from Big Lake
and Luke from Monticello during Veterans Day at the Capitol this week.

STATE OF THE STATE

Gov. Dayton gave his State of the State address Wednesday evening.  One of the items Gov. Dayton again pushed during his speech was the progressive Democrat agenda to continue growing government-run health care.  Gov. Dayton reiterated his goal to massively expand MinnesotaCare to create a "public option."  This is a terrible idea because history demonstrates government-run health care results in little more than explosive cost increases and decreased quality of care.

Friday morning Gov. Dayton released his supplemental budget proposal for this legislative session which included more than a billion dollars in proposed tax and fee increases. One cannot help but wonder if there’s any amount of tax confiscation from hardworking Minnesotans that’s ever enough to satisfy Gov. Dayton?!

Because a budget surplus is the result of over-taxation, Republicans are working on tax cuts to return the money to whom it rightfully belongs, hardworking Minnesota taxpayers.

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Rep. Lucero meeting with constituents Teresa from Otsego, Tim from Saint Michael, and Brian from Hanover yesterday to discuss real estate / new construction concerns. Government over-regulation and burdensome mandates are major contributors to the rising costs and severe shortage of starter-homes resulting in a disproportionately negative impact on those in the younger generation working to get their start in life and achieve the American Dream.

FREEWAY PROTESTERS

Multiple times in the last several years and even as recently as February during the Super Bowl, protesters have been using antics of blocking roads and other modes of transportation disrupting the schedules of hard working and busy Minnesotans. Falsely claiming a constitutional right to block freeways, protesters have shamefully caused Minnesotans to miss flights at the airport, miss doctor appointments scheduled months in advance, and many other disruption hardships.  In the House Public Safety Committee this week we voted to return a bill to the House Floor left over from last year that seeks to increase penalties on those who engage in such unlawful activities.

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Rep. Lucero with Metropolitan State University students Aki and Maddy who came to the Capitol
to perform an interview as part of a project for one of their semester courses.

STAYING IN TOUCH

As always please contact me to share any issues, concerns, or feedback you may have that will assist me best represent you.  The best way to reach me is by email at Rep.Eric.Lucero@House.MN or by phone at 651-296-1534.

Sincerely,
Eric Lucero

State Representative
District 30B
Albertville, Hanover, Otsego, Saint Michael, and the Wright County portion of Dayton

 

 

 

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