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Today, I presented the Education Policy Bill in the Education Policy Committee. The measure combines the Minnesota Department of Education’s proposed policy changes along with several provisions heard as standalone bills in the Education Policy Committee before being added to the bill.
This bill will make schools more welcoming learning environments for students, by allowing Indigenous students to learn about and express their cultures and making it more likely students will see teachers of color at the front of the classroom. The bill will also make schools better workplaces and makes teaching and other school-related jobs more attractive.
Making sure our kids learn and thrive is our most important responsibility. This bill removes barriers and creates equal opportunity for all students.
Video of the hearing will be available on House Public Information Services’ YouTube channel. Additional information and documents from the hearing are available on the committee webpage.
Local Projects Included in Bonding Bill
In a major step toward completing the work set by last session’s bipartisan framework agreement, on Monday the Minnesota House passed two pieces of capital investment legislation to deliver nearly $1.9 billion for local jobs and projects throughout the state. I gladly voted for the bill and am looking forward to seeing these projects become reality, to make our district an even better place to live. You can read my statement about our local projects included in the bill.
Minnesota Partners to End Hunger
Representatives from two organizations on the front lines of meeting the basic needs of members of our community, Jewish Family and Children Services (JFCS) and People Reaching Out to People (PROP) of Eden Prairie, stopped by my office this week. I learned the sad reality about the unprecedented demand for their services. I thanked them for stopping and assured them I am a partner in their mission.
International Women's Day
Visitors stopped by on International Women’s Day to advocate for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Staying Connected with the Legislature
The Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services offers nonpartisan recaps of high-profile bills, committee hearings, and floor sessions with their Session Daily publication. Subscribe to receive these here. To track bills of interest through the legislative process, I encourage you to utilize the MyBills feature on the Minnesota House of Representatives’ website.
Please continue to reach out with any input, ideas, or feedback about the issues important to you. I value hearing from you, so please don’t hesitate to call or email me any time. You can also connect with me on Facebook here. It’s an honor to represent you at the State Capitol.