The amount of requests made by local school officials suggests that state lawmakers ought to take a harder look at this issue when we return to the Capitol in January for a new legislative session. Students, their parents, and local school officials should be at the forefront of that conversation.
I invite members of the public to take advantage of this opportunity to meet with a bipartisan group of elected officials to tell their stories regarding their experiences with child care.
The Beginning Farmer Tax Credit can be applied towards the sale or lease of land, equipment, machinery, and livestock for Minnesotans who meet certain requirements.
Giving everyone the opportunity to “buy in” to MinnesotaCare and creating new, more targeted state tax credits to help people rather than insurance companies are some of the options I will bring to the table during next year’s legislative session.
When applications for school safety improvements outnumber by ten-fold the amount of funding lawmakers provided, it shows that we as a state are falling far short of meeting needs communicated by our local school officials.
Family farmers in Minnesota are going out of business because they are unable to compete with giant corporations and are being treated unfairly by them. Supporting ordinary folks just starting out in agriculture is not only a smart investment, it’s the right thing to do.