Dear Friends and Neighbors,
The Legislature came back into session Tuesday this week. We spent multiple 12+ hour days debating Democrat omnibus bills each packed full of provisions that will add to the crushing burden hardworking Minnesota taxpayers already suffer.
Rep. Lucero holds up the monstrosity known as the Democrat Health & Human Services bill during Floor debate that weighs in at over 12 pounds, contains 1,100 pages, and is the largest bill ever passed by the House of Representatives in MN State History!
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES OMNIBUS BILL
There was an incredible opportunity to work bi-partisanly and use the Health & Human Services budget to help Minnesotans across our state, young and old. Unfortunately, Democrats had a much different agenda and instead cobbled together a 12-pound bill that raises health care costs, cuts funding for nursing homes, and allows rampant welfare fraud to continue. I voted NO to the bill.
Rep. Lucero with colleague State Reps. Tama Theis and Deb Kiel bringing color to the House Floor this week during the debate.
JOBS/ENERGY & TAXES OMNIBUS BILLS
The Democrat Jobs and Energy bill contains numerous burdensome and expensive tax and fee increases that will make Minnesota a more expensive place to live, work, or do business. The extreme energy mandates in the bill will drive up electricity and other energy costs for ALL Minnesotans!
Despite an existing $1 billion surplus resulting from current over taxation, the Democrat Tax bill demands more than $12 billion in even more crippling tax increases over the next four years. Republicans spoke strongly against making healthcare, gas, energy, and everyday goods and services more expensive, but our voices were ignored and the bill passed anyway. I voted NO to both bills.
Rep. Lucero this week speaking against the disgusting content from the book "It's Perfectly Normal" and the Democrat agenda to pollute and sexualize the minds of our young children including Planned Parenthood's goal of curriculum for elementary schools.
K-12 EDUCATION OMNIBUS BILL
I’ve been fighting for equity in education funding my entire time serving in the Legislature to close the funding inequity gap schools in our community suffer vs. schools in the metro-area. Unfortunately, the Democrat education bill significantly widens the rural/metro funding gap even more!
The bill also mandates new comprehensive sex education for elementary age children. The mandates specifically allow persons without a teaching license to instruct our children in the classroom including any community organization [that] has necessary content expertise and the sex education content requires the teaching of relationships involving diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. On Planned Parenthood’s own website, they boast being the largest provider of comprehensive sex education in Minnesota and as a community organization, praise the comprehensive sex education Democrats are mandating.
Among the sex material Planned Parenthood endorses is the book "It's Perfectly Normal." Below is a link to my comments on the House Floor highlighting Democrats’ goal of allowing Planned Parenthood access our young children in order to warp their minds with vile Planned Parenthood values:
I voted NO to the bill, but it passed anyway!!
Rep. Lucero visiting with representatives from the Elk River School District this week advocating for equity in education funding in our continued fight of maximizing educational opportunities of our children.
STAYING IN TOUCH
Each and every day I’m continuously humbled at the opportunity to represent and fight for the values and priorities of our great community!
Please contact me to share any issues, concerns, or feedback you have to 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.
Albertville, Hanover, Otsego, Saint Michael, and the Wright County portion of Dayton