The 2019 legislative session began Tuesday, January 8. It is my pleasure to resume writing this bi-weekly newspaper column to keep you informed about business at our State Capitol.
Federal and state officials today joined the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, American Lung Association in Minnesota, and other renewable fuel advocates to celebrate the opening of more than 400 E85 stations in Minnesota, and the 300th station selling 88 octane fuel in the state.
“My biggest takeaway from the new forecast is that we cannot take our fiscal stability for granted,” said Senator Dan Sparks (DFL-Austin).
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.
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.
I especially want to recognize Save Our Hospital for setting an extremely high example for positive legislative advocacy. It is an honor to work with you in support of a full service, acute care hospital in Albert Lea. Your determination and passion is incredible.