January 24th marked the beginning of the 2012 Legislative Session – my first session as your newly elected District 46 State Senator.
As this is the second year of the biennium, the legislature will be focused on passing a bonding bill and other policy issues. Last week Gov. Dayton released a $775 million capital investment proposal to create jobs through investments in infrastructure, the state’s colleges and universities, and other regional economic projects.
With a bold and targeted capital investment package, we can help private sector companies put many Minnesotans back to work. The economic downturn has meant significant savings to taxpayers on things like building materials and labor, and this is a great opportunity to create much-needed jobs while investing in our state’s infrastructure for future generations.
Thank you for the opportunity to be your voice at the Capitol. I look forward to the coming weeks when I can take your thoughts into consideration and work on legislation that will improve the lives of all Minnesotans. This session I will serve on three senate committees: Commerce and Consumer Protection, Local Government and Elections, and Higher Education.
Your involvement is one of the most important parts of the legislative process and I encourage you to contact me during the legislative session and throughout the year at 651-296-8869, firstname.lastname@example.org or 21 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155.
State Senator, District 46