The 2012 Legislative Session has adjourned, bringing an end to the 2011-2012 legislative biennium. I want to provide you with some highlights from the session.
One of the bright spots of this session was the passage of the $500 million bonding bill. I came here with a goal of job creation, and this bill will create jobs. Also included in the bill is $47.5 billion in grants for selected capital projects. I am optimistic that some of that money may go toward a new stadium for the St. Paul Saints in Lowertown St. Paul.
Going forward, if we are to address the bread and butter issues vital to a successful future in Minnesota, we must represent our state first and our party’s interests second. The right approach is to work together, with a focus on what we have in common. Minnesota has always been strongest when we worked together; focused on strong schools, fair taxes, and a growing middle class.
My priority will continue to be working to build a prosperous Minnesota where all of us have the opportunity to succeed.
Feel free to contact me with your questions, suggestions and concerns. My office is room 217 in the State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN, 55155. I can be reached by phone at 651.296.4201 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also monitor activities at the House, track bills, watch live video and sign up for my email update list by going to www.house.mn/67B.