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Rep. Haley Legislative Update (1-18)

Friday, January 18, 2019

Hello Friends and Neighbors,

Today marks the end of the first full week of the legislative session. It’s good to get back in the swing of things as committees have now started to meet regularly.

Especially early in session, committees are where a lot of the nuts and bolts of “lawmaking” takes place. Members will debate the fine details of bills, offer amendments, and hear testimony from the public in order to best understand how proposed legislation will affect our state.

One of the most important tasks facing the legislature this year is putting together a new two-year state budget, so this will be a big focus in House finance committees. Committee work this week featured informational hearings and overviews of state agencies as we began working on budgets with the Walz Administration’s new department commissioners.

Youth in Government

Last weekend, the Red Wing High School Youth in Government delegation participated in the Youth in Government Model Assembly at the State Capitol. Eighteen Red Wing students held appointed positions, including Cayenne Korder who served as Youth Governor. In addition, four Red Wing students will hold positions at next year’s Model Assembly, including David and Justin Scheerer who will serve as Governor and Lt. Governor, respectively. Congratulations to the Red Wing delegation on a very successful weekend!

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Youth in Government is a great program for high school students to learn more about state government and get hands-on experience. I'm proud of all the students from Red Wing who participated and represented our community well. Click here for more information about our students and the event as a whole.

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Staying in Touch

If you ever have any questions, comments or concerns regarding any issue related to state government, I urge you to contact me by email at or by phone at 651-296-8635. I value your input and appreciate hearing your ideas.

Have a great weekend,

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