The 8th Congressional District is home to more than 5,000 clean-energy jobs, out of nearly 60,000 across the state. Approximately four out of every five of these jobs are related to energy efficiency, which could include construction, heating and air conditioning work, and the installation of better lighting.
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.
Senator Erik Simonson Visits Canadian Trade Officials, Warns Against Impact of Tariffs on Family Budgets
The bottom line is that Canada is our friend, neighbor, and ally. In Minnesota, we treat our neighbors with respect. By doing so, we stand to gain much more than if our nation continues down its current path.
Senator Erik Simonson Condemns Decision of Five Supreme Court Justices to Inflict Harm on Working Families
For more than a quarter century, I proudly paid dues to the International Association of Fire Fighters while employed by the Duluth Fire Department. I stand with my brothers and sisters in Labor today, tomorrow, and always.
“This is an important opportunity to gather information and apply it to my legislative service in Minnesota, especially as it relates to our mining and farming industries.”
Essentia wants to make an $800 million private investment in its community and in a region in dire need of better medical care for its population. If that’s not something legislators of all political stripes can get behind, after we made a far bigger investment in southern Minnesota five short years ago, then we declare our legislative process entirely broken and incapable of addressing the needs of all the people of Minnesota.