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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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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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