ST. PAUL – The 2023 legislative session concluded last week ending State Representative Andrew Myers, R-Tonka Bay, first year representing House District 45A. The soon to be enacted budget will fully fund state government for the next two years and increases government spending by 40% and raises taxes on Minnesotans by nearly $10 billion despite the state’s record-setting $17.5 billion budget surplus.
“Since taking office in January, I have committed myself to building bridges and setting aside partisan differences to put the people and priorities of Minnesota first,” said Myers. “This included working hard this legislative session to address issues related to affordability, mental health care, building strong schools, protecting water quality, improving public safety and more. The end result of this session’s work is a mixed bag. On one hand, I am concerned about the impact $10 billion in new taxes and burdensome regulations will have on affordability for Minnesotans. On the other hand, we were able to approve legislation that takes care of nursing homes, protects the environment, provides public safety funding for communities in your backyard, and much more.”
Myers noted that a top achievement this session was securing $10.3 million in funding for water quality improvements for the City of Mound.
“This has been a top priority for Mound families for years, and I am really proud that we were able to get this across the finish line this year. It just goes to show everyone that if legislators, community leaders, and residents all work together, we can accomplish great things for Minnesota and your backyard.”
Myers was the chief author of the “Keep it Clean” Act that will protect lakes and water across the entire state. He also supported legislation to improve access to mental health care, strengthen schools, provide increased opportunities for Minnesotans to enjoy the outdoors, and invest in infrastructure.
Myers encourages local residents to continue to reach out to his office if they have any questions, comments, or concerns related to state government. His office can be reached at 651-296-9188 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.