Senjem Legislative Update: April 13, 2018

Bruce Kaskubar letter, news

April 13, 2018 Dear Friends, The legislature is back after a short spring recess – although it certainly doesn’t feel like spring! Next Friday, April 20, we’ll be at our third and final committee deadline, meaning most finance and policy bills must have made it through the committee process by that time. Until then, most committees will continue in earnest hearing various bills and budgets to supplement the comprehensive budget passed by the legislature last year. The legislature is constitutionally-mandated to adjourn by May 21. A number of other issues have come to the forefront this week. EMERGENCY MENTAL HEALTH CARE This week mental health initiatives were the focus. Mental health issues touch all genders, races, languages, and ages – including many of our loved ones. Minnesotans experiencing …

A Vietnamese Immigrant Speaks of America and the American Dream

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Authorship and event confirmed by Truth or Fiction. Thanks to Keith for sharing it. It was 2010 but you may recall our Federal (er, Obama) government opposing an Arizona state immigration law. In response, a “Prescott Valley Freedom Rally” was held. One of the speakers was Quang Nguyen, an immigrant from Vietnam who spoke of his experience as an immigrant and his reflections on his adopted country. His remarks are timeless. Thank you Mr. Nguyen. 35 years ago, if you were to tell me that I am going to stand up here speaking to a couple thousand patriots, in English, I’d laugh at you. Man, every morning I wake up thanking God for putting me and my family in the greatest country on earth. I just want you …