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Legislative Update - February 28. 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020

Rep. Koegel

 

Dear Neighbors,

We’ve concluded a very busy week at the Capitol. In addition to committee business and meetings, we also held two lengthy floor sessions. We’ll take a deep breath and get ready for next week!

Insulin Affordability

Wednesday night, the House passed the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act, putting forward a strong plan that ensures Minnesotans with diabetes have emergency access to insulin and access to affordable insulin over the long term. In the 2019 legislative session, I voted with the House to pass this life-saving measure, but it was blocked in the Senate. Meanwhile, the cost of insulin continues to skyrocket, and more Minnesotans are in peril of losing their lives because they can’t afford or are rationing their insulin. I am hopeful that the Senate will pass this bill as soon as possible and help will be on the way.

 

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Protecting Voter Privacy

Presidential Primary Day is this Tuesday, March 3. This week, I voted for legislation to improve voter privacy in this year’s primary in response to concerns I am hearing about who can access your data. The House bill gives voters the ability to opt-out of sharing their party preference in the presidential primary, while also restricting the sharing of that data only to a national party representative, and only for the purpose of verifying participation in the primary.

To learn more about the primary, where to vote, who will appear on the ballot and other details, go to the Secretary of State site for detailed information.

Labor Committee

I serve as vice-chair of the House Labor Committee and this week I assumed the gavel for Chair Mike Sundin who presented several bills. To listen to the committee, click here.

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You can always contact me at rep.erin.koegel@house.mn or (651) 296-5369.

I appreciate the opportunity to serve our district in the legislature.

Sincerely,

Erin Koegel

State Representative

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