State Sen. Ron Latz will join Reps. Steve Simon and Ryan Winkler to host town hall meetings in Golden Valley, Hopkins and St. Louis Park in the coming weeks to discuss the recently concluded legislative session and the potential special session to deal with the state’s budget deficit.
“We have been here at the Capitol for over four months, seeking an equitable and reasonable solution to fill the state’s budget deficit,” Sen. Latz noted. “Gov. Dayton has unilaterally compromised three times on his budget proposal, but Republican legislators have refused to offer even one compromise counter-offer in response. Unfortunately, we now face another special session and possible government shutdown.”
Rep. Simon added: “This was a tough session and it was difficult to find budget solutions, we want to hear what the people of our area have to say about what lies ahead for the state and how we should approach the budget crisis.”
“Although the budget deficit took center stage this year, other important issues such as education and transportation were debated,” Rep. Winkler said. “It’s been a challenging session. Hearing from the people of our area on these and other issues is extremely important to us.”
The Town Hall Meeting schedule is as follows:
Sen. Ron Latz and Rep. Steve Simon
Mon. June 6 – 6:30-8 p.m.
Hopkins Library – Community Room
22 11th Avenue N., Hopkins
Sen. Ron Latz and Rep. Ryan Winkler
Mon., June 13 – 6:30-8 p.m.
Golden Valley Library – Community Room
830 Winnetka Avenue N., Golden Valley
Sen. Ron Latz, Reps. Steve Simon and Ryan Winkler
Thurs., June 23 – 7:30-9 p.m.
St. Louis Park City Hall – Council Chambers
5005 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park
For further information regarding the town meeting, please call Sen. Latz’s office at: 651-297-8065 or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org