A new year brings a new legislative session and I’m eager to roll up my sleeves and get to work again for the wonderful people of our community.
For next session, I’ll be serving on four House committees including Health & Human Services Finance, Health & Human Services Reform, Aging & Long-Term Care, and Agriculture Policy where I will serve as vice chair. I’m looking forward to working with new Agriculture Policy Committee Chairman Paul Anderson (R-Starbuck) on developing policies to help our state’s agriculture community. One out of five jobs in Minnesota are agriculture-related. We need to look at ways to ease the burden on our farmers and help grow the agriculture industry
My first constituent coffee meeting will take place on Saturday, January 3 at the Alexandria Caribou Coffee (Nokomis) from 9 to 11 in the morning. I’m interested to hear your ideas for legislation for the 2015 Session!
As we watch the sun set on 2014 this evening, please remember to be safe.
Happy New Year!