I hope you're able to spend some time with family and friends this week in between football games and Thanksgiving cooking! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the honor of serving our Eastside community at the Capitol. I'm grateful each and every day for your trust in me to bring your voices to our state government.
Here's a quick update:
Funding for the Kellogg Bridge
The House DFL just finished a tour of local infrastructure and public works projects around the state, which they will use to put together what's called a "Bonding Bill" to help local communities fund projects supporting clean drinking water, affordable housing, and public safety. When the Capital Investment Committee visited St. Paul, I used the opportunity to show how desperately the Kellogg Bridge needs investment. For years, lawmakers have put off funding to repair the bridge, which is partially closed because of structural deficiencies. It's time to make the investments our community requires.
I am also planning a tour of the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary with Legacy Chair Leon Lillie to discuss funding for the Wakan Tipi Center in partnership with the Lower Phalen Creek Project.