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Legislative Update- February 14, 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020
Rep. Stephenson

Dear Neighbors,

The Legislature is back in session! As I returned to the House floor for the start of session, I was once again moved beyond words by the faith that my neighbors have placed in me. I work every day to be worthy of that trust.


My colleagues and I didn’t waste any time hitting the ground running. On our first day of session, the House prioritized the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act, which passed yesterday out of the Commerce Committee, where I am vice-chair. Minnesotans deserve access to affordable insulin they rely on to survive. It’s unconscionable that pharmaceutical manufacturers are price-gouging people living with diabetes and I’ll keep fighting to make sure they are held accountable. I voted to advance the bill forward.

Town Hall Meetings and Survey

I hope you can join Speaker Hortman, Senator Hoffman, and me to share your input at one of our town hall meetings this weekend. Democracy works best when it’s accessible to our communities, which is why we are holding one on Saturday and the other on Sunday. Here are the details:

Saturday, February 15 at 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Anoka County Library, 11440 Crooked Lake Boulevard Northwest, Coon Rapids, MN 55433


Sunday, February 16 at 2:00-3:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Park Library, 8500 West Broadway Avenue, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443


If you haven’t had a chance to take my 2020 survey, please share your thoughts with me here.

Champlin’s Trout Ice Fishing Contest

I had a blast over the weekend as judge of the first ever Champlin Trout Ice Fishing Contest. A special thank you to Mayor Ryan Karasek for organizing such a great event. It was great talking with everyone, seeing the fish come in, and even watching kids play hockey (though it might have been even more fun to fish!). Congratulations to the winners!


Stay in Touch

Please continue to reach out with ideas, suggestions, and questions. I appreciate hearing from you and welcome feedback. My phone number at the Capitol is 651-296-5513 and my email address is Follow me on Facebook for additional updates.

It’s an honor to represent our Champlin and Coon Rapids neighborhoods in St. Paul!


Zack Stephenson

State Representative