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Minnesota State Capitol, March 2020

You've heard me talk about passing thirteen bills into law my freshman term in the Legislature in a period of divided government (DFL House and Governor, Republican Senate). Below is the full list of bills that were signed into law by "working better together" with both parties to get things done for you! 


In 2019 & 2020 I worked across the aisle to get 13 bills passed into law including:

  • Bailey's Bill (HF 485)

  • $750,000 for Minnesota Initiative Foundations to provide child care grants increase childcare slots in Greater Minnesota (HF 422)

  • $4.3 million to the University of Minnesota Forever Green Agriculture Initiative for the development of Kernza & other cash crops (HF 962)

  • Passage of the NORTH Mankato food & beverage tax to finance the construction of the Caswell Park Regional Sporting Complex facilities(HF 1217)

  • $800,000 to be made available to County Fairs in 2020 & 2021 (HF 1305

  • $50,000 for the Center for Rural Policy & Development for research (HF 1608)

  • Expansion of the Working Family Tax Credit to include 3 children (HF 1795)

  • $1.794 million to create safer working conditions at the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center (HF 2040)

  • $2 million for the development of an indoor recreational facility at Caswell Park in North Mankato (HF 2641)

  • Landon's Law $50,000 to expand the Farm Safety Grant Program for grain bin safety (HF 3224)

  • Development of a program to develop new city or county owned childcare facilities in Greater Minnesota (HF 3497)

  • $35 million for the expansion of four lanes from Nicollet to New Ulm (HF 3977)

  • $25,000 for the University of Minnesota to digital applications that allow a user to remotely power off a grain storage facility via cell phone or electronic device (HF 3926)

  • Expanded Local Government Aid, School Aid & County Program Aid to 2002 levels, decreasing local property taxes


This is just the work accomplished in 2019 & 2020 as chief author. As a Legislature, we accomplished so much more by working together to find compromise in divided government. I am committed to finding common ground to get things done as your State Representative.

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