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Legislative Update - April 5, 2024

Friday, April 5, 2024

Dear neighbors,

I hope everyone who celebrated holidays this past weekend had a joyful time with friends and family. Legislators just returned from a short break to observe the holidays and are now preparing to head into the second half of the legislative session. 

Here’s a look at what we’ve been up to at the State Capitol recently:

Rescheduled Town Hall

As a reminder, due to this past weekend’s snowstorm, we had to reschedule our District 25 Town Hall to Saturday, April 6 at 2:00pm. It will still be held at 125 Live in Rochester. This event is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and concerns with us as we head into the final weeks of the legislative session. I hope to see you there!


Disability Advocacy Day

Last week, I had the privilege of participating in Disability Advocacy Day at the Capitol. It was amazing to see so many advocates gathered for such an important purpose. I’m proud to be the chief author on many of their priorities.


House Floor Votes

This week the House began passing policy bill packages in major issue areas, building on the work of our historically productive 2023 session and improving the lives of Minnesotans. The House passed two policy bills supporting our Departments of Military Affairs and Veterans Affairs, which passed with unanimous support!

We also passed a higher education policy bill that includes the clean energy sector in our Workforce Development Scholarship Program and expands support in higher education for students who have a disability. We also passed an early education policy bill focused on strengthening our pre-kindergarten and school readiness programs. Finally, we passed a transportation policy package that improves road safety, DVS wait times, child passenger safety, and consumer protections.


Veterans Day at the Capitol

Veterans and supporters are invited to participate in the annual Veterans Day on the Hill, on Wednesday, April 17. Advocate for veterans’ issues, meet with legislators and attend the State Capitol rotunda rally. I hope to see you at the Capitol on April 17!



Stay Connected with the Legislature

Please continue to reach out with any input, ideas, or feedback about the issues important to you. I value hearing from you, so call or email any time. You can find my information on my House website. You can also like my Facebook page, and follow me on Twitter.

It is an honor to represent you at the State Capitol.


Kim Hicks

State Representative