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Burnsville Landfill Expansion

On the evening of July 10th, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency held a meeting at the Burnsville City Hall to obtain information for the Scoping Document for the Burnsville Landfill Expansion Request. MPCA staff and Burnsville Landfill representatives provided background … Continue reading

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Legislative Process Reform

The Legislative Process Reform Subcommittee held its first meeting on the afternoon of July 10th. the The focus was on the budget process. Testimony was heard from the staff of the Fiscal Analysis Department and House Research who are the … Continue reading

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Town Hall – July 8, 2019

Senator Jim Carlson and I held a Town Hall Meeting on the evening of July 8 at the Wescott Library in Eagan. Our appreciation to all who attended and participated in this event. Ruth Grengs was our guest speaker and … Continue reading

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Child Abuse and Neglect at the Southern Border

Members of the Legislative POCI Caucus (People of Color and Indigenous) held a hearing this morning regarding the humanitarian crisis at America’s southern border. In addition  to the testimony, advocates provided resources to contact.We also need to consider the impact … Continue reading

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Steamfitters Pipefitters Contest

Last night, I attended the Awards Ceremony for the 4th District Apprentice Contest held at Steamfitters Pipefitters Local 455. The categories were HVAC, Pipefitter, Plumber, Sprinklerfitter, and Welder. The winner in each of the categories will go on to a … Continue reading

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BAHA Class of 2019

I attended the Burnsville Alternative High School Class of 2019 graduation on June 5th at the Mraz Center. This is one of my favorite events.  These students have overcome substantial personal and family issues to be able to graduate. And … Continue reading

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Taking Hearts & MAS Ramadan Iftar Dinner

This event was held on Tuesday May 28 at the South Metro Islamic Center in Rosemount.  The evening began with a variety of introductions, including comments from the Imam and the President of the Minnesota Council of Churches. The Imam … Continue reading

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Transportation Conference Committee

While we are still waiting for the leadership to finalize targets for the budget, we are still meeting in session to vote on bills and some conference committees are meeting to get work done. On Friday, the Transsportation Conference Committee … Continue reading

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National Day of Reason

I started the day with the National Day of Reason event in the Capitol. Some of the items supported by this group include: separation of state and religion, reason and evidenced-based policy, pluralism and equity in the democratic process, and secular … Continue reading

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Education Omnibus Bill -House File 2400

On our first day back from our break, we started with the Education Omnibus Bill, House File 2400.  The bill was introduced around 11:00 A.M. and we voted on the bill at 9:49 P.M. The bill has a host of … Continue reading

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