In addition to the Capital Investment Bill we’ll work to pass next session, there’s also a large influx of funds coming to Minnesota thanks to the federal infrastructure bill President Biden recently signed into law. The exact breakdown is forthcoming, but generally we know that Minnesota will benefit with:
- $4.5 billion for highways
- $302 million for bridges
- $100 million for broadband internet
- $68 million for electric vehicle charging stations
- $818 million for public transportation
- $680 million for clean water
MinnPost has a great, comprehensive story on how these figures will keep moving our communities forward and includes bipartisan praise on how we’ll get to work together to make investments in our state’s infrastructure. You can find the article here.
MN House Releases Legislative & Congressional Redistricting Maps
The House Redistricting Committee has released the proposed legislative and congressional redistricting maps. You can check the new maps out here.
The final maps we end up with could look very different, but this is an important first step in ensuring our district lines are fairly drawn. To have your voice heard in this process, my House colleagues serving on the committee are holding public hearings on Dec. 1st and 2nd to collect public testimony about the proposed maps. You can sign up to testify or submit written testimony by emailing Nancy Conley at Nancy.email@example.com.
Minnesota Technology Association’s Legislator of the Year
I was honored to recently receive the Legislator of the Year Award from the Minnesota Technology Association for my work with the MN Tech Internship program. Minnesota has an exceptionally bright future, thanks in part to our thriving STEM and start-up community.