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Legislative Update- April 16, 2021

Friday, April 16, 2021



Dear Neighbors,

My thoughts and condolences are with our Brooklyn Center neighbors, Katie and Aubrey Wright, who are mourning the loss of their child, Daunte Wright. This tragic death underscores the need to renew our efforts as lawmakers, community leaders, parents, and neighbors, to improve public safety for all, no matter where you live or the color of your skin.

As a member of the House Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Committee, I am committed to work with all of my legislative colleagues and our local law enforcement to build on the work we delivered last year, so everyone can get home safely. I’ve been in frequent communication with Plymouth Police Chief Fadden, House Public Safety Committee Chair Mariani, and community members about practical public safety reforms we’ve been working on since last summer. Together, we can build safe communities where all may thrive.

State Budget Work

With less than six weeks left in the legislative session, my colleagues and I have been working hard to develop a strong state budget to help us weather the ongoing pandemic’s impacts and to ensure our state is well poised in our economic recovery efforts. A couple highlights of our proposal include small business and worker support through Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax conformity, critical school aid and investments in our students, and a telehealth expansion for Minnesotans who have benefited from this health delivery model amid the pandemic (especially our rural neighbors). I’m pleased to share my bill to fund a study to examine the benefits of adding bus rapid transit to Highway 55 has been included.




House leaders and legislators unveiled our budget bills last Monday and I’m proud of the bills that we’ve brought forward. Since then, we’ve been vetting the bills, adopting amendments, and, most importantly, hearing from the public. If you’d like to learn more about our budget proposal, I recommend checking out the articles published by Session Daily. Each one has a nonpartisan summary of the bill and links to more information. You can also watch the public hearings we’ve held on House Public Information Services’ YouTube channel. I’ll continue sharing information about the budget as well as updates on our progress, so please stay tuned.

Keep in Touch

Committees are wrapping up work and much of our focus will now be narrowed to floor action on budget bills. Please don’t hesitate to reach out anytime with questions or ideas at or 651-296-5511. Your input drives my work for Plymouth at the State Capitol.

Please be well.


Ginny Klevorn

State Representative