State Sen. Ron Latz will join with 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 2012 session.
“We spent four months at the Capitol and ended a legislative session that was largely disappointing,” Sen. Latz said. “There were a number of missed opportunities to create jobs and help boost Minnesota’s economy. I was particularly frustrated by the too-small bonding bill that ignored crucial projects like the Southwest Light Rail. We want to hear from the people of our area on these and other important issues.”
Rep. Simon added: “This was a tough session and it was difficult to find bipartisan solutions to the issues that face our state. Now that the session is over, we want to hear what the people of our area have to say about what lies ahead for Minnesota.”
“This was a lackluster legislative session that consisted of missed opportunities and disappointments for the people of Minnesota. The gridlock in St. Paul hurts our schools, homeowners, communities and businesses,” 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 2012 Town Hall Meeting schedule is as follows:
Sen. Ron Latz, Rep. Steve Simon and Rep. Ryan Winkler
Wed., June 13 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
St. Louis Park City Hall – Council Chambers
5005 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park
Sen. Ron Latz and Rep. Steve Simon
Mon., June 18 – 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Hopkins Library – Community Room
22 11th Avenue N., Hopkins
Sen. Ron Latz and Rep. Ryan Winkler
Mon., June 25 – 6:30-8 p.m.
Golden Valley Library – Community Room
830 Winnetka Avenue N., Golden Valley
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