It's now been three weeks since the chaotic and deeply concerning end to the legislative session. One of the many bad outcomes of a rushed, nonpublic process is that mistakes get made, including a $101 million error that caused Governor Dayton to veto the omnibus tax bill. Negotiations on a possible special session to revisit the tax and bonding bills, among other things, are ongoing. I'll work to keep you posted.
In the meantime, though, it's important that we look to the long term. I'm hosting two events in the coming weeks that will address important long-term issues: climate change and early childhood.
Community Conversation on Climate Change – Thursday, June 23
I’m inviting constituents and the broader public to take part in a ‘community conversation’ focused on the impacts of and response to climate change in our neighborhood and our state. I will be joined by J. Drake Hamilton, the Science Policy Director for the renewable energy non-profit Fresh Energy and speaker on climate change impacts. This community conversation on climate change is part of a series of conversations, as I seek to engage the community more in policy development and advocacy.
What: Conversation on Climate Change & Our Community
Who: Rep. Dave Pinto and J. Drake Hamilton, Science Policy Director at Fresh Energy
When: 7:00 pm-8:30 pm Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
Where: Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1935 St. Clair Ave, St. Paul MN 55105
Prenatal to Three Policy Forum – Monday, June 27
I will also be hosting a forum with the group ‘Elders for Infants’ on June 27th, focusing on steps we can take to improve outcomes for our youngest Minnesotans. You can see the details below and on the flyer attached to this email. If you have an interest in early childhood policy and would like to attend, please register here.
Thank you for the honor of serving our community.
State Representative, District 64B
321 State Office Building