This week, the legislature has returned from Easter/Passover break. On Monday, House DFL legislative leaders announced key budget bills which prioritize economic assistance to those most impacted by COVID-19, by asking big corporations and the wealthiest to pay their fair share. These measures will help all Minnesotans make it through the pandemic and thrive in the future.
As we craft a budget to help everyone, I will continue to work on advancing priorities for our district and region, and the entire state.
Last week, the eligibility for vaccines expanded in response to the increased federal government supply expected to arrive in Minnesota this month.
If you haven’t received your vaccination, I encourage you to check out Minnesota’s COVID-19 mn.gov/vaccineconnector, call 833-431-2053 or check with your health insurance carrier to help you find out when, where, and how to get a vaccine.
You can learn the most recent statistics about who is getting vaccinated, and other key data, by clicking on this link.
Please share your legislative priorities by completing my legislative survey. Your name and address are requested to make sure only constituents are weighing in directly. Thank you for your time and I appreciate your input! [This survey was created prior to the February forecast announcement and question #3 does not reflect the current one-time $1.6 billion projected positive balance].
Stay connected with the Legislature
The Minnesota House continues to operate remotely. The House ensures openness and transparency for the public by expanding the number of simultaneous committees it can webcast live?from a maximum of two to five, so you can stay current on issues moving through committees this budget session.
Also, 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. 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.
I welcome your questions and comments anytime. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or can also call my legislative assistant, Joe Lenczewski at 651-296-5486.
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Thank you for the privilege of representing you in the legislature.