TCE Ban- Minnesota Leads the Country!
As a physician, I was proud to co-author legislation that bans TCE, a toxic chemical and known carcinogen that is also linked to disorders of the immune and central nervous systems, renal disease, scleroderma, low birth weight, miscarriage and birth defects. When the governor signs it into law, Minnesota will become the first state to ban TCE. Read more about the bill here.
Absentee Ballots Now Available
Planning to vote in the August primary and general election, but unsure about in-person voting later this year? Fortunately, Minnesota allows for voting by mail, and now folks can start requesting their absentee ballots to do just that! No matter your party affiliation, it’s important to have all voices at the table- and keep our state number one in the nation for turnout! You can request your ballot at the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website here.
News from Governor Walz
Yesterday, the governor announced the next phase of Minnesota’s COVID-19 response.
With the Stay Home Executive Order set to expire on May 18, Governor Walz will replace it with an order continuing to encourage Minnesotans to stay close to home but allowing for gatherings of friends and family of 10 people or less. The governor will also open retail stores and other main street businesses if they have a social distancing plan and operate at 50 percent occupancy. Additional guidance, including a template plan and checklist for businesses, is available on DEED’s website at mn.gov/deed/safework.
Minnesotans are still encouraged to wear masks in public to protect our older loved ones and those with compromised immune systems. Exercising practical caution is still necessary, especially by maintaining six feet of social distancing, frequently washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying home voluntarily when you can.
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It’s an honor to serve our communities at the Capitol!