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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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On The Closing of Argosy

I attended the  MN House Higher Education Committee Hearing on Wednesday afternoon.  Officials from the  Office of Higher Education provided background on the closing of Argosy University. Testimony was heard from students and teachers from Argosy.  Most of the students … Continue reading

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Exciting Tuesday

House File 288, my bill that prevents health plan companies from removing coverage of a particular brand of insulin or equipment and supplies during the contract year was heard in the Commerce Committee today.   Insulin users need to have the … Continue reading

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Transportation Committee- February 7, 2019

We had several interesting presentations this afternoon in the Transportation Committee. Two were on funding strategies that have taken place in Georgia. Representative Kevin Tanner, the chairman of the Transportation  Committee in the Georgia House of Representatives, went into detail … Continue reading

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Election Day – 2018

Election Day 2018 concluded with a number of pleasant surprises. I am definitely ecstatic  that I will be returning to the Minnesota House of Representatives to represent District 51A.  An added  bonus is that my caucus will be in the … Continue reading

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Dakota County Farm Bureau

Last Thursday, I attended the 101st Annual Meeting of the Dakota County Farm Bureau. The evening included reports on many of the activities that took place this past year as well as election of officers . Their guest speaker was … Continue reading

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Burnsville Fire Muster Parade 2018

Saturday was a perfect day for a parade! Thanks to all who participated in this event. It is a fairly lengthy route, but everyone seemed to be in good spirits. I definitely noticed that the children had bags chock full … Continue reading

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India FEST 2018

I was at the India Fest this afternoon. It is a huge celebration that takes place on the State Capitol Grounds. lots of entertainment, food vendors, and activities for children. Many interesting booths, including the Sehgal Foundation,one where they tie … Continue reading

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