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Capitol Newsletter from Rep. Spencer Igo

Friday, March 31, 2023

Dear Neighbors,

Earlier this week, I introduced a package of bills looking to address the root causes of violent crime in Minnesota.

The SAFER Minnesota Act has five core pillars:

  • Supporting Law Enforcement
  • Accountability Resources for County Attorneys
  • Facilities for Mental Health Care
  • Education for Responsible Gun Ownership
  • Respect for Life

My proposal is about bringing people together from all walks of life with a common goal of making Minnesota a safer place for everyone. These bills are the result of countless conversations with men and women in law enforcement, county attorneys, mental health professionals, and educators as we look for ways to address rising levels of violence in a holistic way instead of focusing on issues that divide Minnesotans.

The proposal provides funding for behavioral health crisis facilities, law enforcement mental health treatment grants, funding to County Attorneys to reduce violent crime and criminal case backlogs, and school curriculum for firearm safety, responsible gun ownership, and respect for life.

Stay tuned for more on this.

Town Hall Recap

Thank you to everyone that came out on Saturday to Senator Rob Farnsworth and I’s town hall meetings in Coleraine and Hibbing!


Hearing your concerns and questions is so important to the legislative process. It is by listening and working together like this that we can advocate for our home. As always for those that couldn’t attend, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at any time. It is an honor and privilege to serve you.

IRRRB Meeting

On Wednesday, I was honored to be elected Chair of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB). 

It is an honor to serve as the new chair of the IRRRB. The Iron Range is a special place and I look forward to getting to work to make sure our communities have the support they need to reach their full, God-given potential. By working together, we can accomplish great things and usher in a new era of prosperity for the Northland where our businesses are thriving, responsible mining is taking place, and our communities are as strong as ever.

Staying in Touch

Omnibus bills continue to roll out here in the House and I am very concerned about the amount of proposed spending we are seeing. In total, Gov. Walz and the House and Senate majorities are looking to increase spending by more than 30%.

This sort of spending is unsustainable and I am worried about what it could mean for future budget deficits.

Please continue to reach out to me to share what’s on your mind. I can be reached by phone at 651-296-4936 or via email at

Have a great day,