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Rep. Lee to lead regional committee of Midwest state legislators on fiscal policy

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

St. Paul, MN - State Representative Fue Lee (DFL - Minneapolis), who serves as chair of the House Capital Investment Committee, has been appointed to serve as co-chair of the Midwestern Legislative Conference (MLC) Fiscal Affairs Committee.

This nonpartisan, binational committee of Midwestern legislators will explore a wide range of issues related to state fiscal conditions and the development and management of state budgets. Committee members will participate in a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and strategies related to current revenue trends, spending needs and the critical fiscal and budgetary challenges facing states and provinces across the Midwest.

“As the Midwest bounces back from the COVID-19 pandemic, I look forward to working with colleagues throughout the region to find ways to ensure our fiscal decisions are ones that can ensure an equitable recovery,” said Rep. Lee. “I am honored by this opportunity, and excited to get to the work of leading a charge of promoting racial justice through our legislative budgeting processes.”

In his role as co-chair, Rep. Lee will help guide the work of the committee in its efforts to share information and best practices among states and provinces throughout the Midwest. The committee will meet for the first time this summer during the 75th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Legislative Conference, which will be held in Rapid City, South Dakota on July 11-14.

The Fiscal Affairs Committee is one of seven interstate and binational committees of the MLC, which receives staff support from The Midwestern Office of The Council of State Governments (CSG). CSG is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that champions excellence in state government by sharing innovative solutions to common problems facing state-level policymakers nationwide.