This week I had the honor of being sworn in for a second term as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as your state Representative. For this new term, my committee assignments include the Early Childhood & Youth Development Policy, Health & Human Services Policy, and Higher Education Finance & Policy.
Although Republicans are no longer in control of the legislature, I plan to roll up my sleeves and get to work on the challenges facing us as a community and as a state. Minnesota workers, along with the rest of the country, are already feeling the financial pinch with the payroll tax going back up. I am going to fight to make sure hard-working Minnesotans keep more of their own money in their pocket.
I plan to work in a bipartisan way to help my community. However, I am already concerned about efforts by the SEIU and Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute to unionize in-home care workers. Vulnerable people like children, the sick, and the elderly do not deserve to be caught up in a political power grab.
Due to the 2012 redistricting process, my new district, House District 08B, picked up eastern Otter Tail County and lost Todd County. If you no longer live in my district and wish to discontinue receiving my e-mails, there are instructions at the bottom of this message to unsubscribe. If you do not know who your new state legislators are, you can find out by clicking the link below and typing in your home address (http://www.gis.leg.mn/OpenLayers/districts/).
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I am always interested in your feedback. Please feel free to contact me by e-mail at Rep.Mary.Franson@House.MN or contact my office at 651-296-3201. You can also send me mail to my office address: 211 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155.