In response to the growing challenge of the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota, the legislature passed a $331 million relief package (HF 4531) today providing additional resources for state agencies, workers, businesses, and other entities in the fight against the virus. The bill passed the Senate unanimously on a vote of 67-0 and now goes to Governor Walz to be signed into law.
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) will announce legislation for the 2020 Legislative Session that would make milk the default beverage for children’s meals in the state. She will be joined by health advocates and representatives from Minnesota’s dairy industry in support of making this the statewide standard.
The Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee will stop in Albert Lea and Austin on Tuesday, November 5. As a member of the committee, Senator Dan Sparks (DFL-Austin) will be advocating for these projects as legislators get a firsthand look at area needs.
We are already entering the third month of the 2019 Legislative Session, and my colleagues and I at the legislature are getting into the nitty-gritty of building a budget for Minnesota.