Next year’s budget-setting session is an opportunity to go big and take a closer look at how to steer more resources toward mental health support and school counselors who are professionally trained to recognize and address crises before they become tragedies.
The GOP majority killed a lot of good ideas and ignored the voices of ordinary people – all in an effort to tee up political attacks for the midterm elections. It was a shameful display of partisanship the entire session, and I think Minnesotans deserve to know what happened.
On March 24, millions of Americans marched in the streets to protest the epidemic of gun violence in our society.
With a $1.65 billion surplus, DFL legislators worked to invest in Minnesota’s values and what has made Minnesota’s economy strong in order to build a better future for everyone. Minnesotans expect the legislature to get their work done and done on time.
We just wrapped up our DFL listening session in Willmar, which produced some really great conversations. It is clear that we all have a lot more in common with people across this state than we think sometimes. We’re finding that the negative often rises to the top in news stories, but when you come here and you sit down and listen, you’re pleasantly surprised.
After a successful listening tour in Grand Rapids in March, a new group of us have embarked today for Willmar. We are leaving St. Paul behind with just three weeks left of session and are on our way to Western Minnesota. This time we hail from Shoreview, Hastings, Bloomington and Woodbury, and we’re all looking forward to spending some time with voters who may see things different from our own constituents.