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Legislative Update - September 30, 2021

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Dear Neighbors, 

As Chair of the House Capital Investment Committee, last week I went on the first of several tours across Minnesota, with this one focused on the northwest portion of the state. No matter where we went, a common theme was presented to us - Minnesotans throughout our state are doing incredible work for their communities, but too many are doing so in outdated facilities or without the resources they need to excel.

Right now, our state is experiencing historically low interest rates and an exceptional bond rating, showing that Minnesota has the means to meet this moment. Not only that, it is also the goal of our committee to ensure that funding plays a significant role in lending a helping hand to those too often left behind when it comes to the benefits of capital investment, while also prioritizing projects that assist in the state’s struggle against climate change.
Seed Bank
Waste Treatment

Next week, we’re in the northeast corner of the state, visiting Duluth, the Iron Range, and the surrounding communities. I’ll be bringing the committee to our own community in mid-November, and we’ll be covering the entire state by the end of the year. 



Pfizer Booster Shots Available for Eligible Minnesotans

According to the latest guidance from the CDC, you’re eligible to get a booster shot if you received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago and:

  • Are 65 years old or older,
  • Reside in a long-term care setting,
  • Have an underlying health condition categorized as high-risk by the CDC, and/or
  • Work in a high-risk setting.

There are plenty of ways to get the booster shot if you’re eligible. Free vaccines are available at pharmacies, health care providers, community clinics, and more. You can use the state’s Vaccine Locator Map to find a provider near you.

Booster shots aren’t yet authorized for people who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 



Energy Assistance Program

Fall is here, but even though warm weather has stuck around, colder days are right around the corner.


The Minnesota Department of Commerce has announced the expansion of the Energy Assistance Program (EAP), ensuring Minnesotans can stay warm and lights will stay on during the cold months ahead. More Minnesotans will now qualify for the EAP, and the Cold Weather Rule goes into effect earlier, on October 1, and lasts through April 30. You can learn more by going to the Department of Commerce website.



Stay Connected

We’re still in our legislative interim, with the legislature scheduled to return to our official work in January. It’s possible a special session might occur before then, but If you have any questions about our work or ideas for our community, feel free to contact me at 651-296-4262 or email at I look forward to hearing from you.



Fue Lee

State Representative