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Legislative Update- 2020 Session is Underway

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Rep. Huot


Dear Neighbors,

The 2020 legislative session is underway! It’s great to be back at the Capitol.

We had a great conversation at our recent town hall meeting at the end of January- thank you to everyone who showed up and shared their thoughts and ideas with us.





Much of our work will continue to build on unfinished priorities from last year- continuing to find solutions for skyrocketing prescription drugs, ensuring emergency access to insulin, enacting common-sense gun safety measures, and finding education solutions to close our widening opportunity gap in Minnesota. House Speaker Hortman and Majority Leader Winkler announced our Minnesota Values Plan early last week and I’m excited to get to work.

Committees hit the ground running yesterday. The House and Senate has approximately four weeks for bills to receive a hearing before our first major deadline on March 6. I was pleased that the Commerce Committee prioritized hearing and passing the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act yesterday. Minnesotans deserve access to affordable medication they need to survive and it’s time for Big Pharma to come to the table with solutions that put people ahead of profits. Read more from the nonpartisan House Public Information coverage here.


Shari Wiltrout, the mother of two type-one diabetic teenage daughters, displays a one month supply of their insulin, and the amount of cash that it costs, during her testimony on HF3100 in the House Commerce Committee Feb. 11. Photo by Paul Battaglia

2020 Census: Be Counted! The new decade means the 2020 Census is here. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency, and provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support in communities across the country. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. Click here to download a fact sheet with more information, or here to watch a short video.


2020 Rosemount Home & Business Expo

Save the date! Rosemount’s Home & Business Expo is on Saturday, March 14 at the Rosemount Community Center. Approximately 50 Rosemount area businesses along with four nonprofits are anticipated to participate. Food trucks will be available just outside in the Community Center parking lot along Highway 3. 

If you’d like to register as vendor, you may do so here

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