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Sunday New York Times- May 13, 2018

There are a number of interesting articles in the May 13th New York Times. On the front page is an article on federal tax cuts and debates in state capitals.  Minnesota is featured in the column. In the Sunday Review … Continue reading

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Constitutional Amendment for 2018

Today the Minnesota House of Representatives passed legislation that would place a constitutional amendment on the ballot. It allocates state general tax revenue related to motor vehicle repair and replacement parts exclusively to fund roads and bridges. There is no … Continue reading

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Poetry and Piano

A special note of appreciation to all who participated in our concert fundraiser on Saturday 5/12, POETRY AND PIANO. Thank you for sharing your talents, time and support. Many thanks to Salam and Dima for providing a marvelous musical experience … Continue reading

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Regent for CD1

On Thursday morning, the House and Senate met in a joint session to vote on a regent for the First Congressional District. Earlier in the week, a legislative group had narrowed the contestants down to two, Mary Davenport and Brooks Edwards. Ms. … Continue reading

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Support Your Public Lands

There was a rally in the Rotunda this afternoon by hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to SUPPORT YOUR PUBLIC LANDS. Speakers talked about their various experiences in the outdoors and the importance of access to public lands. Whether it was … Continue reading

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Reception for Kenyan Delegation

A delegation from the Government of Kenya has been visiting the Minnesota State Capitol this week. They came to see how our government works. At a reception yesterday afternoon, I had the opportunity to ask some questions. One was an … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness Day

April 2 was Autism Awareness Day and the lights on the Eagan Tower were shining blue in observance. This was due primarily to the persistence of a very determined high school student, Emily. I recall how disappointed she was when … Continue reading

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Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

We heard testimony tonight on House File 3375 in our Government Operations and Election Policy Committee. This legislation will create a Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. The testimony from all the women made very clear how prevalent … Continue reading

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DFL Senate District 51 Convention

The DFL Senate District 51 Convention was held on Saturday, March 10.  Included in the day’s work was electing new party officers, delegates to the upcoming congressional district and state conventions, and voting on resolutions. I am particularly grateful to … Continue reading

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Rare Disease Day

There was a program on February 28 to recognize Rare Disease Day.  We have a number of people with rare diseases in our district, so I found this event very interesting. The most recent case is a young woman who … Continue reading

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