Thank you to everyone who came out Tuesday night for our legislative town hall with Senator Kelly Morrison! It was a great opportunity to provide an update about all the progress we have made so far and what we have planned for the rest of the session. We had a great turnout and I thank you all for showing up to ask questions and share your opinions!
Funding Math Corps!
I was proud to present my bipartisan bill to increase funding for the Minnesota Math Corps in front of the Education Finance Committee. Math Corps uses AmeriCorps tutors to help teachers in the classroom and get students back on track to math proficiency—and it outperforms the national average growth in math learning. As a former AmeriCorps member, I know this work’s importance and was glad to present this great bill!
We have been hard at work in the Climate and Energy Committee, which I chair, working to make energy more affordable for Minnesotans while also preparing for and combating climate change. We heard a bill to lay the groundwork for increasing our energy storage, which is a critical component of our transition to a clean energy economy. The bill would set goals and guidelines for energy storage, and award grants to those who develop energy storage systems. Increasing storage will save consumers money and increase reliability in renewable energy systems like solar and wind.