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Capitol Newsletter from Rep. Spencer Igo

Friday, February 17, 2023

Dear Neighbors,

It’s been a busy first month and a half of the 2023 legislative session as the majority party in St. Paul has been pushing the pace to levels I have not seen during my time here. Since taking office in 2021, I have always worked hard to put the needs and priorities of the Iron Range and our Northland communities first. This means that I have often worked with legislators from across the political spectrum to move our state forward.

All of us have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That line is engraved in the ceiling of the Minnesota House of Representatives Chamber. I always remember that tenant of our Democracy and will work to pass laws that give you the best ways to live your life with liberty while pursuing happiness. That is a message we should all share more often.

Take a look at the bills that I have introduced, none of them are partisan in nature and many have DFL co-authors.

Unfortunately, during the first 7 weeks of this year’s session, I am concerned that the DFL majority has not been advancing the priorities of most Minnesotans.

While we have spent significant time on the House floor debating and passing bills on a variety of subjects, I am concerned that none of these bills have had anything to do with improving education for our students, providing tax relief, addressing the homestead tax credit, supporting the men and women of labor, or strengthening our state’s business climate.

While there is still plenty of time to address these issues, I am nevertheless concerned that after more than 7 weeks, there still has been little movement on these bills coming to the House floor for passage.

I will continue to fight for our way of life, for a strong business climate that lifts all Minnesotans, to return the budget surplus to you through tax relief, and to move forward with pro-mining policy so that we can help our communities reach their full, God-given potential.

Staying in Touch

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have. I can be reached by phone at 651-296-4936 or via email at

Have a great day,