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Legislative Update- July 22, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

Dear Neighbors,
I hope you’re enjoying the milder July temperatures after last week’s heat wave! Last Sunday, I attended the dedication ceremony for the Warrant Officer Dennis A. Groth Memorial Bridge. It was wonderful to be joined by the Gold Star Family, Mayor Droste, Senator Clausen, Senator Carlson and former Representative Wills. It was an honor to continue the work on this bill and see the project make it to completion.

Rosemount Research and Outreach Center

I recently had the opportunity to tour the Rosemount Research and Outreach Center, which is one of ten University of Minnesota research centers. Staff went over various topics such as the impact of climate on irrigation, and how they are using GPS research to help farmers feed people across the globe.

Opportunity to Serve on the Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council

With the new law in effect responding to the opioid crisis, the new Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council will be reviewing existing efforts to address the state’s opioid epidemic, and establish future priorities, and make recommendations for future projects to receive the $20 million in annual fees collected from Big Pharma.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services is seeking applicants until July 29 to serve on the new Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council. Council membership will include the following individuals or representatives:
  •  Person in opioid addiction recovery
  •  Person with chronic or intractable pain or a rare disease or condition
  •  Tribal nations
  •  American Society of Addiction Medicine
  •  Minnesota Medical Association
  •  Board of Pharmacy
  •  Treatment organizations
  •  Alternative pain management therapies
  •  Nonprofit organizations
  •  Minnesota Ambulance Association
  •  Law enforcement or judiciary
  •  Local health department
  •  Mental health advocate 

Constituent Assistance

My job is to help government work more efficiently for you. If you have any questions about the status of a property tax refund, boat permit, or driver’s license or tabs, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’d be happy to see how I can help. Additionally, if you are in need of notary services and live in the district, please feel free to give me a call and I can come to your home, free of charge, to notarize your document.

Leprechaun Days

Rosemount’s annual Leprechaun Days celebration kicked off last Friday and wraps up on July 28th. This is a fun tradition my family and I look forward to every year. I’ll be marching in the Grand Day Parade on Saturday and hope to see you there! You can see the full schedule of events here.

Save the Date- July 29 Town Hall Meeting

Next Monday the 29th at 7:00 p.m., Senator Clausen, Representative Bierman, and I will be hosting a Senate District 57 Town Hall Meeting at Falcon Ridge Middle School (12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd, Apple Valley, MN).
We’ll be providing a session recap, discussing new laws, and taking questions and feedback from community members. I’d love to get your input and hear your thoughts.

National Night Out

National Night Out is just around the corner on August 6. I’ll be out and about in the neighborhood and would love to stop by to visit if you’re hosting a get-together. Feel free to contact my office at 651-296-4306 if you’d like me to drop off some Minnesota maps!

Keep in Touch

As I mentioned above, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any assistance. Keep in touch and always feel free to contact me with questions or ideas.