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MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR MINNESOTANS

What We Passed

  • A balanced budget focused on Minnesota’s needs with no new taxes on you and your family and $1 billion in relief.

  • Reform that prioritizes economic recovery and ending restrictions to support struggling main street businesses and workers hit hardest by this pandemic.

  • Legislation reining in charitable bail organizations (CBO) that have been side-stepping Minnesota’s criminal justice system, bailing out violent and repeat offenders who put victims and the public at risk.

  • Public safety funding focused on keeping Minnesotans safe, protecting victims and ensuring those who break the law are penalized.

  • Healthcare legislation that focuses on lowering costs for consumers and saving taxpayers money while increasing efficiency and ensuring Minnesotans receive a higher quality of care.

  • The Unilateral Emergency Powers Repeal Act to ensure tyrannical abuse of emergency powers never happens again, and Minnesota restores its commitment to respecting our democratic process.

  • Transportation funding that prioritizes commuter safety and improves Minnesota’s many roads and bridges.

  • We invested in farmers in the fields instead of bureaucrats in St. Paul, trusted farmers to manage their land and invested in the next generation of farmers.

  • Election protections designed to bar the expansion of ranked-choice and other attacks that would undermine Minnesota’s elections while also supporting voter ID.

What We Stopped

  • More than $5 billion in proposed tax increases on Minnesota families and businesses.

  • The Governor’s plan for government-run healthcare, blocking efforts to move Minnesota down the path to single payer.

  • Efforts to undermine public safety, including legislation that would defund and demoralize our police and law enforcement.

  • The continuation of one-man rule and Governor Walz’s abuse of emergency powers.

  • A gas tax and other burdensome mandates that would make transportation more expensive for Minnesotans.

  • Crippling regulations on businesses and workers who have struggled to survive over the last year.

COMMITTEES AND LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS

Goals and Accomplishments for the District

TECHNOLOGY & REFORM
POLICY

I have the honor of being the Chair of the Technology & Reform Policy Committee. The committee oversees the state’s IT systems to ensure that Minnesota residents and businesses who interact with the state receive the best possible service.

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AGING & LONG-TERM CARE POLICY

In this committee on family care and aging, we were able to work on bills relating to the affordability and accessibility of child care, leave from work for family care purposes, long-term care and bills that would substantially affect the lives of the elderly population of this state.

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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE & POLICY

The HHS Committee’s primary jurisdiction is medical and public health in Minnesota, including the Department of Health, MNSure, medical boards, and some advisory councils (speech pathologists, athletic trainers, etc.).
 

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STATE GOVERNMENT, FINANCE, POLICY & ELECTIONS

The Committee on State Government, Finance and Policy & Elections has jurisdiction over all bills creating a new state agency, substantially changing the organization of a current state agency, or transferring duties from one state agency to another. READ MORE >>>

ADDITIONAL TASK FORCE & COMMISSIONS

Chair, Legislative Audit Commission (Office of the Legislative Auditor)

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Vice-Chair, Subcommittee Employee Relations (Emp. Union Contracts)

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Senate Lead, Opiod Epidemic Response Advisory Council

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Select Committee, Affordable Housing

Co-Chair, Medicinal Cannabis Task Force

Co-Chair, Civility
Caucus

OPPORTUNITY ZONE: LET’S WORK TOGETHER

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ENDORSEMENTS 2022