ST. PAUL, Minn – The 2016 Legislative Session began at noon today – the start of what will be one of the shortest sessions on record. The focus of this session will feature debates on a comprehensive transportation funding package, taxes, and a significant bonding bill. At the conclusion of this session, Sen. John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin) will have proudly served his first entire term in office. He’s looking forwarding to accomplishing a lot in the next 10 weeks of session.
“I expect this session to be incredibly fast paced. We’re trying to do about the same amount of work as a normal session, but in half the time. I’ll be working to ensure the people of District 36 get money in the bonding bill, which helps create jobs and strengthens our local economy. I’ll also be advocating for more education dollars to help ensure every classroom is taught by a high-quality and well trained teacher. This session we will also address student loan debt – the more we can do on this issue to help spiraling student loan debt and high interest rates, the sooner young people will be able to purchase homes, get married and more fully participate in society. Finally, I look forward to passing a comprehensive transportation funding package. Our roads and bridges demand repairs and attention this session,” said Sen. Hoffman