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 …
Victor Davis Hanson considers President Trump’s initiatives. “And sometimes knots can only be cut — even as we recoil at the brash Alexanders who won’t play by traditional rules and instead dare to pull out their swords.” Source: Trump Is Cutting Old Gordian Knots
Last night, by acclamation, delegates of Dodge and Olmsted Counties’ house district 25A endorsed Duane Quam to run for re-election to the seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
The Olmsted County Board Of Commissioners is currently accepting applications for volunteer boards/commissions.