We are in an exceptional time, with our civil liberties under attack, our economy struggling to come back from the immense regulatory burdens placed on businesses from the reaction to COVID 19. As your representative in Saint Paul, I will continue to work on your behalf, for a brighter future for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren. The Founding fathers could not see the future they were creating and their struggles should inspire us to fight for our freedoms, our prosperity and for the pursuit of our happiness this Independence Day.
This week I and the other legislators and other small business people who have sued Governor Walz, arguing that the emergency powers in Minnesota Chapter 12 are unconstitutional, filed a response to the Governor's motion to dismiss. We await the hearing date of July 16 in Ramsey County Court.You can read our statement HERE and the actual response HERE.
On KTOE AM/FM and Al Travis Between the Lines this week
This week I was a guest on Al in the Afternoon and Between the Lines with Al Travis. We spent time discussing the past special session and also my Vernon Center Water Infrastructure Project Bill that received a hearing this year. Watch BTL here and and listen to the radio show HERE.
COVID-19 Testing Update
This week, the State of Minnesota department of health came to Madelia to conduct COVID-19 testing and will be performing these tests again next week. Tests are fully paid by taxpayers and therefore no insurance or co-pay is charged at the testing site.
On Wednesday, July 8th the State of Minnesota, in partnership with the City of St. James, St. James Schools, and Watonwan County Public Health, is offering COVID-19 testing at St. James Middle/Senior High School. More information on this testing location can be found here: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/teststjames.html.
New laws starting July 1, 2020.
Although this session was shortened due to COVID 19 precautions, there were some laws passed that took effect July 1, 2020, including part of the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act, and tractor safety. Read more about the new laws here.
Non Partisan House Public Information Services has summaries of all laws passed by the 2020 Legislature are available online HERE.