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Legislative Update - May 17, 2024

Friday, May 17, 2024

Dear neighbors,

As we enter the final days of the 2024 legislative session, I’m proud of the work we’ve done for middle and working class Minnesotans– prioritizing fair wages, affordable health care, and investments in our communities. 

Here is the latest from Saint Paul:


Supplemental Budget Bills 

The bulk of our time this week was spent on the House Floor, debating and passing our proposals for new policies and supplemental budgets. Much of this work is building off our efforts from last year, ensuring our investments have the greatest impact possible for Minnesotans. 

We’ve now passed all our major supplemental budgets. In case you missed it, you can read these nonpartisan summaries of our work on K-12 Education, Children & Families, Transportation, Labor, and Housing, Higher Education, Judiciary and Public Safety, State and Local Government and Veterans, Elections, Human Services, Workforce and Economic Development, Agriculture, Commerce, and Energy, Health, and Taxes.

These are all great bills, but as a member of the Capital Investment, Economic Development, Health, and Workforce Development committees, I’m especially proud of our efforts there.

As we continue to pass our remaining House proposals, House and Senate members are currently meeting in conference committees to craft consensus legislation for where we differ in these issue areas. These conference committee meetings, and passing these final bills, will likely take up our remaining days of the legislative session. 


Investing in Child Care

On Thursday, Governor Walz announced $6.2 million in new grants to expand child care across the state. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded 21 organizations with Child Care Economic Development Grants – the state’s largest-ever round of funding for this program. These grants build on our historic investments in child care during the last legislative session, and will further ensure that Minnesota is the best state for children and families, and that affordable child care businesses have the support they need to succeed. You can learn more about the program and grants here


Community Naloxone Training

On Wednesday, May 29, at 6:30pm the Steve Rummler Hope Network and Dakota County Public Health Department will be offering a free Naloxone Training at the Dakota County Northern Service Center. Naloxone is a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose. As our state faces an opioid crisis, it’s important that we are prepared to help the most vulnerable in our community. The training will have a demonstration of how to administer Naloxone, as well as the opportunity to receive a free Naloxone kit.


Question of the Week

Listening to my constituents is the most important part of my job as your state representative! Each week during this legislative session, I’ll pose a question to you to better inform my work. Seeing your responses in my inbox is the highlight of my day, so please keep them coming!

This week’s question is:

Looking towards the 2025 legislative session, which priorities would you like to see us focus on?

You can send your answers in an email to with the subject line “Question of the Week.” I’m looking forward to reading your responses and learning from your experiences. Thank you to all of you who have responded in past weeks!


Stay in Touch

As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions or feedback you’d like to share. You can contact me by email at or call (651) 296-4128. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.  


Liz Reyer  

State Representative