Deadlines to get bills passed in the House are looming. Friday is the next deadline to move bills through Committees to be able to go to the Senate to become law.
You will recall that House Republicans attempted to bring the Unemployment Trust Fund bill to the floor. I was disappointed that House Democrats did not agree that this was an important priority that we needed to take up immediately. This bill was in-step with Governor Walz and had the Senate vote.
This caused job creators to have a 15% or more increase in their unemployment insurance rates. I am disappointed that with a massive surplus, we couldn’t come together to refill that fund to solvency. Now our business owners are paying the price.
I have been busy authoring legislation that would provide a tax credit for those who donate to scholarship funding for K-12 students.
I crafted legislation that would provide lifetime license plates and allow you to transfer license plates. I know the many rules surrounding license plates are one thing we could all do without!
I authored legislation to support military readiness centers. We are seeing on the global scale the importance of having our military ready to go! As a veteran, I fully support these readiness centers as a way to get our brave men and women in the National Guard up to speed before deployment among other things.
The State Office Building is back open to the public and masks are no longer required. If you want to stop in, give me a call and we will set up a meeting here, or in the district.