Another new law saw $173 million in new state funding go out to Minnesota’s nursing homes, including some in St. Cloud! Our nursing homes have been hit hard the last few years, and I was proud to vote for investments that will meet this great need. This record amount of funding builds on our efforts to support our most vulnerable Minnesotans and the workers who care for them.
$267,136 went to Talahi Nursing and Rehab Center, and $461,937 went to St. Benedict's Senior Community. The same amount will go to these facilities again next year.
Other new laws include provisions to prevent catalytic converter thefts, policy changes to make our schools safer, updates that bring transparency to our elections, and a bill I authored to implement recommendations from Minnesota’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council, protecting our workers.
You can read more about the laws implemented this week here.
Partnering with District 742 to Support Students
My daughter, Lily, and I accepted an invitation from Superintendent Laurie Putnam to attend the St. Cloud School District 742 Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, August 2. I appreciated the opportunity to get an update on what the school board is working on in preparation of the 2023-2024 school year, and obtain feedback on legislation regarding charter schools.