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Legislative update

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Dear Neighbor,

Minnesota’s 2022 legislative session began Monday and I am happy to be back at the Capitol working on behalf of District 18A residents after months of discussing issues with area residents.

We have a fresh start, a sense of optimism and everyone seems eager to get to work on the main issues this session. There might even be a little extra anticipation in the air this year in respect to our state’s $7.7 billion surplus.

By all rights, these dollars should be returned to taxpayers as much as possible and that’s what I will be advocating this session. Our state government has an overabundance of revenue and this is an unprecedented opportunity to provide long-term tax relief at a time people and businesses could use it most amid soaring inflation.

Right now, the House is focusing on drafting bills and getting committees up and running to bring proposed measures into the first stages of the legislative process. I continue serving on Education Policy and Legacy Finance committees, along with Capital Investment where I remain the lead Republican.

Watch for more updates and personal perspectives as the session unfolds and issues come to the forefront. Again, we can expect there will be much to say about permanent tax relief and improved public safety throughout the session. And I will delve into some of the bills I am authoring this session as they make progress – especially regarding my continued efforts to re-emphasize civics in our schools.

In the meantime, here are some links to resources provided by the House of Representatives that are helpful in tracking the latest events at the Capitol:

Have a good weekend and, as always, please let me know how I can help.