Dear Friends and Neighbors,
We are entering the final month of the 2018 legislative session and work at the Capitol is starting to pick up steam. This week, much of our time was spent in committee marking up and passing omnibus finance bills.
The omnibus finance bills reflect budget adjustments that were approved by the House Ways and Means Committee last week. These adjustments propose dedicating the largest portion of the budget surplus towards simplifying Minnesota’s tax code to fully benefit from recent federal tax reform and to provide additional tax relief to the middle-class.
Other investments are being made in common sense initiatives like improving school safety and repairing our roads and bridges.
A number of provisions I authored with local implications have been included in omnibus bills across a handful of committees.
Finally, on Wednesday during our floor session, I rose to honor the life and legacy of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Mrs. Bush was a fierce advocate for literacy education and one of the most prominent and recognizable First Ladies in recent memory. She will be missed.
Please click here to see my tribute to Mrs. Bush.
That’s all for this week’s update. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns regarding a matter related to state government. I can be reached by phone at 651-296-6746 or via email at email@example.com.
Have a great weekend Easter,