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New laws go into effect July 1

Monday, June 29, 2020
Rep. Morrison

Dear Neighbors,

Last week, Governor Walz announced a plan to deliver $841 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to Minnesota’s cities, counties, and towns. Our local governments have prepared for and responded to COVID-19, keeping Minnesotans safe. This federal funding will help ensure they can continue to provide the services Minnesotans expect and deserve. 

Under the formula, here’s a breakdown of how the funds will be allocated to our communities:

Chanhassen: $1.9 million

Mound: $704,205

Excelsior: $174,865

Shorewood: $579,593

Deephaven: $292,170

Greenwood: $53,190

Spring Park: $127,626

Minnetonka Beach: $42,266

Orono: $610,407

Tonka Bay: $116,777

Once the Legislative Advisory Commission approves the plan, funds will be distributed on a rolling basis beginning this week.


New Laws Begin July 1

As July approaches, several new laws go into effect on the first of the month, including the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act and the bill I authored, the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act. From day one of working for our communities, I’ve been committed to finding bipartisan solutions that make prescription drugs affordable and accessible to those who need them. There is more work to do, and I will continue to advocate for measures to ensure that our families, seniors and veterans can access the healthcare they need at a price they can afford.

Keep in Touch

Please contact me anytime at with questions, ideas, or input. I appreciate hearing from you!

Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend.