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Legislative Update from Rep. Mary Franson

Friday, January 22, 2021

Dear Friends,

Today is a somber milestone in our nation’s history as we mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the nationwide legalization of abortion. Every life is a precious gift from God. I am praying today for the over 50 million innocent lives that have been cut short under Roe.

I will always stand up to protect the unborn and be a voice for the voiceless. As an American, a leader, but most importantly a mother, I devote myself to fostering a culture that respects and values the sanctity of life.

COVID Vaccinations

Minnesota Department of Health announced this week a new pilot program for vaccination distribution. The program is for adults aged 65 and older, teachers, and child care providers. We do not have a pilot site in our community, but you can find other locations and learn more about the program here.

Minnesota is currently last in the Midwest in vaccination distribution. We need to be focusing on our seniors and vulnerable populations. Vaccinating them is essential for opening our businesses and getting our kids back in the classroom. I will continue to update you on this issue.

California Car Mandates

Gov. Walz is trying to cut out the legislature once again! His California Car Mandate would drive up the cost of all new vehicles by $1,000 for Minnesota families, reduce consumer choice, and place burdensome mandates on auto dealers. By trying to enact this disastrous policy through the administrative rulemaking process, he is leaving out Minnesota’s elected representatives.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is having public information sessions over the next two weeks. You can find more information here. You can submit a public comment by attending a virtual public hearing or online here. Tell Gov. Walz that we WILL NOT be the next California!

Please Contact Me

If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding any issue related to state government, please feel free to contact me at either 651-296-3201 or I would love to hear from you.

It’s an honor to represent the best!