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Legislative Update - March 3, 2023

Friday, March 3, 2023

Dear Neighbors, 

Thank you to everyone that joined us for this week’s Town Hall. I’m extremely proud of the work we’re accomplishing this session, and it’s important to keep you up to speed, and for us to be responsive to your needs as your legislators. Keep an eye out for future Town Hall events, and for those that were unable to make it, always feel free to reach out with any questions or comments you have on our work in the Minnesota Legislature. 

Here’s the latest on our work:


The Pathway Home Act

Last night, we passed the Pathway Home Act in the Minnesota House. The legislation significantly increases funding to critical state programs supporting shelter providers across Minnesota in their direct response and service to Minnesotans who are currently unsheltered. 

The Pathway Home Act invests $150 million through 2028 to create new brick-and-mortar shelters throughout Minnesota to ensure more people can receive services and housing regardless of their background or zip code. The bill offers a strong foundation for the transformative work we continue to do to keep our future generations of Minnesotans housed.

Other important actions we took last night include our vote to ratify labor agreements for state employees and put new guardrails into state law to prevent unconscionable price gouging during times of emergency such as a pandemic or natural disaster.

We also took our final, largely procedural votes on the “Driver’s Licenses for All” and “Restore the Vote” bills, finally sending them to Gov. Walz for his anticipated signature. 


Budget Forecast

Minnesota Management and Budget released the economic forecast this week and projections remain largely unchanged from the November forecast. House DFLers believe the state budget is a fiscal document and a moral document reflecting Minnesotans’ values and numbers only tell part of the story. As we craft our budget, I will listen to you to ensure Minnesota reflects a place where everyone can thrive and succeed.


Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. This is an excellent time to honor and celebrate the contributions of our predecessors and all women who improve our lives and communities every day. I’m especially honored to be serving in a time at the Minnesota Legislature where we are historically at our most diverse and inclusive. 


Stay Connected

If you have any questions about the bills we’re working on, please feel free to contact my office. You can contact me at or 651-296-4262, and I will be happy to help. 

I look forward to hearing from you!



Fue Lee

State Representative