There are a number of important projects, but the much-needed updates along Highway 36 will be my priority. You can read my previous update for more information on our community’s pitch to the House Capital Investment Committee. Keep an eye out for an upcoming town hall we’ll be planning for these transportation infrastructure proposals.
For more information on our recent budget forecast, you can brush up on the specifics at MMB’s website, or read MPR’s coverage of the forecast here.
Climate & Energy Community Discussion
This last week saw a lot of great news in our consolidating efforts to take on climate change at the Minnesota Capitol. After thousands of students marched across the state for action on climate change, my colleagues and I in the Minnesota House formed the Climate Action Caucus. Recently, members of the Minnesota Senate have done the same, and Governor Walz has established the Climate Change Subcabinet, as well as an advisory council on climate change. It’ll take bold, innovative solutions at all levels of government to find clean energy solutions, and I’m inspired by the momentum we’ve built up going into 2020.
Our work in the House this fall included informational hearings on how climate change impacts various policy areas, including transportation, housing, and public health. Our next meeting will cover the impact of climate change on Minnesota’s environment. You can find more information on the Climate Action Caucus, including updates and a meeting schedule, on our website.
We also have a Climate & Energy Community Discussion scheduled for Stillwater on Thursday, January 9, from 6-7:30pm at the Stillwater Public Library. I’ll be hosting this will the 100% Campaign, and we’ll be joined by Rep. Jamie Long, the vice chair of the House Energy and Climate Division, and Rev. Buff Grace of Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light. Be sure to mark your calendars and join us for this discussion on how we can build an equitable clean energy future for Minnesota.