Senjem Update January 8, 2021

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January 8, 2021 Dear Friends Happy New Year! Happy New Year Senate District 25! As we start the legislative year, I am wishing you and your family joy and happiness in the year ahead. Oath of Office and the First Days of Session Minnesota’s 2021 Legislative Session officially began on January 5. I, along with 66 other State Senators, took part in a swearing-in to office during a ceremony at the State Capitol. It is an honor to return to St. Paul and represent the amazing people of Dodge and Olmsted counties. This past year has been incredibly difficult for all Minnesotans, but finally, we can see some light at the end of the tunnel. As we begin this legislative session, Minnesota still faces looming challenges, mostly arrived …

Senjem Update, April 7, 2020

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    April 7, 2020     Dear Friends, The covid-19 pandemic is concerning all of us in every respect. Because of the impacts of necessary preventative actions many fear for their financial futures. At difficult times like this I understand that you are looking to your state government to lead and take all actions necessary and appropriate to ensure your safety.  Please know lawmakers are absolutely committed towards combating and eradicating the dreaded covid-19 and ensuring all Minnesotans will recover from whatever hardships this unfortunate viral disease outbreak has presented. Legislators and the Governor are working together and are committed to be the kind of public servants you expect and deserve during this difficult time. Legislative Activity: Earlier today, the Senate met for a session and approved …

Senjem Legislative Update: April 13, 2018

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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 …