Senator Ron Latz, DFL-St. Louis Park, and Representative Cheryl Youakim, DFL-Hopkins, with seventy-one legislators across the state, penned a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao supporting the Federal New Starts program which provides funding for transit projects nationwide, including SW LRT. Continued Federal support is critical to the region’s future economic success, traffic congestion reductions, and mobility increases.
State Senator David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm) is reminding constituents to file for their 2015 property tax refund before it expires on Aug. 15, 2017.
Sen. David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm) is in Washington D.C. this week and on Tuesday testified in front of the International Trade Commission on behalf of jobs and the future of the solar industry on the Range.
More than $1 million in early education funding is heading to local school districts represented by Sen. Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood).
Thanks to a $50 million additional investment in early education supported by Sen. Dan Sparks (DFL-Austin), 54 Austin 4-year-olds will have a spot in a pre-k classroom this fall.
It is incredibly disappointing when the legislature unites to invest $424 million in the Destination Medical Center in Rochester and then Mayo reduces services in other parts of their service area. I voted for the DMC funding and was very frustrated when the consolidation was announced. I did not expect expansion in Rochester and service reduction in Albert Lea. The DMC was advertised as good for the entire region – the decision to reduce services in Albert Lea appears like Mayo is going back on its word.