Tomorrow August 27th, I will be at the capitol to meet with constituents, as well as speaking at the Medical Freedom rally. The Rally will start at 7AM with participants gathering at Curtis Field just outside of the State Fair. Then the group will march down to the capitol at 12 noon where myself, and other elected officials will be speaking about our opposition to Government Vaccine Mandates in Minnesota.
Driver Exam Stations
The Driver and Vehicle Services Division (DVS) of the Department of Public Safety will begin the process of reopening all 93 driver exam stations across the state. The vast majority of these stations have been closed for the last year and a half due to the COVID-19. The preliminary plan from DVS will have all 93 exam stations reopened by Jan. 31, 2022.
In May of 2020, only 14 exam stations were open throughout all of Minnesota. Currently, there are 26 exam stations that are open. Obviously, this extreme consolidation of exam locations has left many families and individuals frustrated by the lack of services. People across Minnesota have been prevented from getting permits and licenses.
While I believe the dramatic cutbacks in exam stations were unnecessary, I am grateful that the reopening process has begun.
To get all 93 locations open by the January 31st deadline, the DVS will need to undertake an ambitious hiring and training process for new staff at all exam stations. As such, there is a great need to recruit people for these job openings.
If any of you are interested in applying for some of these jobs, here is a link so you can do so: https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/
The Situation in Afghanistan
As the situation in Afghanistan unfolds, I am deeply concerned about what has happened. My hope is that the evacuation process concludes swiftly and without further bloodshed. May God bless our troops, especially our Minnesota Red Bulls National Guard who are deployed in the Middle East.
Listen to my audio podcast of updates from inside the legislature. The podcast is now available to stream on Pandora.
Thank you for being engaged in Government,
State Representative, 23B
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