My bill, which had its first public hearing in the Commerce Committee on Thursday, would create a Prescription Drug Price Affordability Commission to review dramatic increases in the price of drugs. If a drug enters the market above a certain threshold or increases dramatically over a period of time, the Commission would investigate the justification for those prices and be empowered to set limits on the costs of those medications.
You can find a comprehensive overview of our plan from the Forum News’ coverage here.
Transferring Mining Promotion to DEED
I introduced legislation this week that would transfer the responsibilities of mining promotion from the Department of Natural Resources to the Department of Employment and Economic Development. Responsibility for both promoting mining and protecting our water and natural resources is a clear conflict and should not fall under the auspices of a single agency.
You can read more in this Duluth News Tribune article.
Great to meet with Excelsior Fire Chief Curtis Mackey and his son this week! We discussed issues important to fire fighters, including stress management and mental health awareness. I have so much respect for the work he and his department do. Thank you for keeping us safe, Chief!
I was also happy to meet constituent Janet Stanzak and learn more about the Financial Planning Association of Minnesota. Thank you for visiting!
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Have a great weekend.