Taking Action on Gun Violence Prevention
Later tonight, we expect to take action on a public safety bill that includes common sense gun violence prevention provisions, including background checks on all gun sales and red flag laws. Once the Senate and House pass these provisions, they will go to the Governor for his signature.
My goodness, this is long overdue. I am thankful for all of the constituents and advocates, especially our young leaders, who have been pushing for us to take action on gun violence for years. We are listening and ready to pass these common sense, life-saving bills.
What I am fighting for
In the remaining days of the legislative session, there are many outstanding issues where it’s vital we take action. Here is my short list of my bills and priorities I am fighting to deliver on before the session ends:
- Paid family and medical leave access for all Minnesota workers
- Securing bonding dollars to reconstruct the Wood Lake Nature Center building
- Passing my bill to cap the cost of insulin, asthma inhalers, and epi-pens
- Investing in our kids with historic investments from child care to public education
- Legalizing adult-use recreational cannabis
Are there issues important to you that the legislature should address in the final days of the session? I would love to hear from you as we work earnestly to build a budget that creates a stronger future for all of us.
Our Accomplishments (so far)
Last year, Minnesotans spoke loud and clear when they delivered a DFL House, Senate, and Governor. They were tired of the gridlock and political games that only resulted in Minnesotans being left behind. Not this year.
With only a few remaining days, I imagine I’ll have a lot to share with you soon about our final state budget, what it does for Minnesotans, and the direct impact it’ll have on our community. It’s really shaping up to be a once in a generation investment in our state, and while it’ll be the crowning achievement of our work this year, I don’t want it to overshadow the great bills that have already been signed into law since we got started in January.