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Legislative Update - March 22, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

Happy spring! We are extremely busy at the Capitol this week. If you have sent me an email in the last week or so, you may not have received a response yet. I thank you for your patience as I get caught up in responses in the coming days.

Legislative Survey of Constituents

If you are a constituent, please take a few minutes to fill out my 2018 Legislative Survey. Knowing what you value helps me to better represent you! Please also feel free to forward to friends and neighbors who live in District 42B.

 

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(Hard at work in the Public Safety Committee)

First Committee Deadline

Today is the first committee deadline for bills to receive their first hearing in order to move forward this session. This means long days and late nights as we try to move many bills forward in order to be acted on this session. This short video provided by nonpartisan House Public Info gives a good explanation that I hope you’ll find helpful.

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  Governor Dayton’s State of the State Address

Last week, Governor Dayton gave his final State of the State address. The speech was a reminder that when we invest in Minnesotans and build on what we value as a state, we can achieve a lot. In the past eight years Minnesota has gone from deficits and borrowing money from our schools, to surpluses and record investments that have made Minnesota an even better place to live.

Become an Aquatic Invasive Species Detector

We know our waters are pretty special here in Minnesotan. There’s a great opportunity for you to learn how to identify and report AIS and make a difference in our community.

Registration is now open to become an AIS Detector. You’ll join a volunteer network and embark on a science-based training program launched in partnership with University of Minnesota Extension.

To become an AIS Detector, you’ll start with a self-paced online course that covers identification of eleven aquatic invasive species plus their native lookalikes, the ecology of Minnesota waters, AIS regulations and reporting, and more. When you register, you’ll also choose your preferred in-person workshop date and location, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet other AIS Detectors and University of Minnesota experts, as well as get your feet wet with hands-on AIS identification practice.

If you’re interested, you can learn more and register online.

 

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any issues or concerns you may have. It’s an honor to serve our community at the Capitol.

 

Sincerely,

Jamie

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