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Legislative Update - Rep. Nathan Nelson

Friday, May 26, 2023

Legislative Update

We’ve finally reached the end of this legislative session and it has been one of the busiest sessions in my time in the legislature. We worked through the weekend to make sure that all of the budget bills got through the process by our constitutional deadline.  

While there have been a number of challenges this session it wasn’t all terrible thanks to the hard work of Republicans in both chambers. One measure I’m very proud of is successfully negotiating much-needed nursing home funding to save our struggling care providers. Throughout the past few years, we’ve been hearing from our nursing homes that they can’t keep up with rising costs on their current reimbursement structure which can be delayed by as much as 18 months. This $300 million will help nursing homes across the state keep their doors open and our most vulnerable cared for. I am proud Republicans were able to step up to protect our seniors when the majority would not.

Another accomplishment of this legislative session was joining Governor Walz for the signing of the Agriculture and Broadband bill. This legislation invests in bringing broadband to more Minnesotans and keeping greater Minnesota competitive with the rest of the nation. The bill signing was a great show of bipartisan work to improve the lives of all Minnesotans.

I’m glad we’ve finished this legislative session and can all head back to our districts. My email updates will slow down a bit this summer as I attend more in-district events, but hopefully, that means we can catch up face-to-face. Keep up the good fight and as always please feel free to reach out with any legislative concerns and share your thoughts.