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Legislative Update - March 15, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

We had another full week at the Capitol and I don’t expect the pace to slow down at all from now until adjournment. Here are the highlights of what happened this week:

Veterans Day on the Hill

Monday was Veterans Day at the Capitol, giving veterans and advocates the opportunity to speak to legislators about issues important to them. Some of the main topics included stopping predatory lending against veterans’ benefits and helping keep surviving spouses in their homes. Thank you to all the veterans and advocates who made it to the Capitol.

State of the State

On Wednesday, Gov. Dayton delivered his eighth and final State of the State address. I’ve appreciated his integrity and leadership in stabilizing our state’s economy and making significant investments in our schools and in our communities.

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Rep. Koegel and Sen. Newton attending the State of the State.

Protecting our Seniors

Last year, the Star Tribune published a series detailing serious abuses and mistreatment going uninvestigated in Minnesota’s senior care facilities, including a backlog of uninvestigated claims.

While those claims have been reduced and changes are being made, I’m committed to doing everything we can to keep this from ever happening again. Our seniors deserve to live with dignity and security and I’m pleased to see a bipartisan coalition address this issue.

Town Hall Invitation

I’ll be hosting a Town Hall meeting with Sen. Jerry Newton. Details are below:

Monday, April 2

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Northtown Library

711 County Road 10 NE

Blaine, MN, 55434

I hope to see you there! If you can’t make it, please feel free to send your ideas and input my way by email at rep.erin.koegel@house.mn or by phone at 651-296-5369.

Sincerely,

Erin Koegel

State Representative

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