The 2018 legislative session began on February 20, and as your state senator, my first and foremost responsibility is being a good listener.
The annual state fair poll, conducted at the Minnesota Senate booth, is an informal and non-partisan survey of the issues discussed in prior legislative sessions and of potential topics for discussion in 2018.
Disagreement at the state legislature is expected.
Recently, I had a powerful experience in which four young women shared their impossibly sad and painful stories with a small group of legislators and at-risk youth.
In an effort to coordinate greater investment in local roads and highways within his district, Senator Jerry Newton (DFL-Blaine) has recently introduced several bonding bills requesting state investment in local transportation projects.