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Legislative Update - May 10, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Dear Neighbors,
As we approach the end of session, it’s important to double down on our priorities as the House, Senate, and Governor continue to negotiate our state budget. Our proposed budget in the Minnesota House was the product of countless values-based conversations all over the state, and as we put our work up against the Senate, it’s important to highlight areas that are crucial to Minnesotans.
E-12 Education 
Our historic investments in education are some of the highlights of the DFL House’s budget, and as a retired teacher, I know they would help deliver the world-class education our students deserve. You can see below how the investments we made in the House stack up against those in the Senate.

Schools in Stillwater would see a $587 increase in per-pupil funding over the next two years. These responsible investments are the kind we need to help build a stronger, smarter Minnesota.
Minnesota Values Budget
For more on the proposals coming out of our Minnesota Values Budget, you can read about the innovations and investments we’re making in the House on health care, education, transportation, and taxes here. These are honest solutions to complicated issues that we can’t ignore. I wasn’t sent to St. Paul to look the other way and hope a problem solves itself; I’m here to fight for your right to live in a state where your values and priorities are reflected in a state budget that moves Minnesota forward. I hope you’ll join me in urging my Senate colleagues to come to the table and do some meaningful work for our state.
Legislative Survey
As always, I want to hear from you. To make that easier, I’ve created a survey on some of the subjects we’re taking on in the Minnesota Legislature, and I want to know where you stand. You can take that survey online here.
Stay In Touch

Please reach out to me with your questions or comments on the legislative process at (651) 296-4244,, or like my Facebook page. I look forward to hearing from you!

Representative Shelly Christensen
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