I hope you were able to enjoy a relaxing holiday to close out 2020.
First and foremost, I’d like to share that Hennepin County is now accepting applications from small businesses who have been impacted economically by the pandemic as a part of the Minnesota Small Business Relief program. Please share with any Edina small businesses that were not included in the first round of relief grants.
Session 2021 Tool-Kit
The legislative session begins tomorrow and I’m ready to hit the ground running on a continued COVID-19 response and economic recovery for our state.
I’ve put together a session “tool-kit” for you to ensure you’re able to follow along and participate in the legislative process remotely. As we continue to operate under public health protocols and guidelines, it was important for us to increase openness and transparency for the public. I’m pleased to share that the House is expanding the number of simultaneous committees it can webcast live from a maximum of two to five. You can use the link above to find the committee meeting you are interested in viewing.
The Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services offers nonpartisan recaps of high-profile bills, committee hearings, and floor sessions with their Session Daily publication. You can subscribe to receive these here. To track bills of interest through the legislative process, I encourage you to utilize the MyBills feature on the Minnesota House of Representatives’ website here.
My weekly Capitol updates are another great way to stay connected and involved. If you haven’t subscribed or would like to receive my Edina-focused email newsletters please share this link with you neighbors and friends.
I’m thrilled to share my new committee assignments with you. This biennium, I’ll be serving on the following committees: Education Policy; Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance & Policy; Industrial Education and Economic Development Finance & Policy; and Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance & Policy. I’ll also be working in a new House role as Assistant Majority Leader. I had an opportunity to speak with the Sun Current about what the new position will entail, and you can read it here.