Dear Mighty Citizens,
The 2009 session is moving quickly and the work is intense. Over the next several weeks, we will better understand the content of Federal Economic Recovery Act and how it influences our work in Minnesota. I am hopeful that the federal funds will help us retain and create jobs, strengthen Minnesota’s infrastructure and extend unemployment and health benefits for those losing their jobs.
The Legislature has received the Governor’s budget proposal and we are carefully reviewing it. We will consider it along with federal funds and the upcoming forecast, due March 3rd. Between now and the start of March, legislators will take the budget on the road so that Minnesotans across the state have a chance to weigh in. Armed with your input, and ideas, we will then work to put together a state budget that reflects the values and priorities of Minnesotans.
Coffee House Conversations
February 18, 2009 6:30 PM
Home of the Farrell’s
552 Summit Ave
February 25, 2009 7:00 PM
Home of the Megan’s
District 64A Legislative Open House
Saturday February 28, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Dayton Campus Center, John B Davis Lecture Hall
1550 Summit Ave, St Paul MN 55105
DFL Town Hall Forum on State Budget
Thursday, February 26, 6:00 pm
West Minnehaha Recreation Center
685 Minnehaha Ave W, St. Paul
SD 64 Capitol Luncheon
Tuesday, March 10, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Room 118 of the State Capitol
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 by Erin Murphy,
We are embarking on bicameral, bipartisan, fiscally responsible citizen hearings. It is important for Minnesotans to share their perspectives on the budget and priorities for Minnesota’s future. Rather than full committees traveling the state, we will be sending smaller groups to specific areas. We will travel together to minimize fuel costs (and emissions). There will be no overnight stays.
I hope that you will attend a hearing and share your point of view and your best ideas. Here is the schedule thus far. If there are changes, I will post them.
As always, thanks for the opportunity to serve.
Thursday, February 19th
Mankato Intergovernmental Center- Mankato River Room 10 Civic Center Plaza
Rochester Community and Technical College- Heintz Center Commons Area 1926 Collegeview Road SE
St Cloud 6:00PM
St. Cloud City Hall- Council Chambers 400-2nd Street South
Kennedy Elementary School 824-7th Street SW
Friday, February 20th
Albert Lea 10:00AM
Albert Lea City Hall Council Chambers 221 E Clark Street
Winona City Hall- Council Chambers 207 Lafayette
Southwest Minnesota State University Lecture Hall 1501 State Street
Worthington City Hall Council Chambers 303 Ninth Street
Little Falls 9:30AM
Morrison County Government Center-Garden Level Meeting Room 213 -1st Avenue SE
Alexandria City Hall 704 Broadway
Duluth City Hall-Council Chambers 411 W 1st Street
Mesabi Range Community and Technical College-Small Auditorium 1001 Chestnut Street W, Virginia
Washington Educational Services Building-Board Room 804 Oak Street
Bemidji State University-American Indian Resource Center Gathering Place 1620 Birchmont Drive
Senate Tax Committee
Minnesota State University Moorhead-Comstock Union 1104 – 7th Avenue South
Monday, February 23
Woodbury 6:00 p.m.
Central Park Amphitheater, 8595 Central Park Place
Tuesday, February 24
Bloomington 7:00 p.mm
Bloomington City Hall, 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Minneapolis 6:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Park Board, 2117 West River Road
Wednesday, February 25
Burnsville 7:30 p.m.
Fairview Ridges Hospital, 201 E. Nicollet Blvd
White Bear Lake 6:30 p.m.
White Bear Lake High School - South Campus, 3551 McKnight Rd N
Thursday, February 26
St. Paul 6:00 p.m.
West Minnehaha Rec. Center in Frogtown, 685 Minnehaha Ave W
Plymouth 7:00 p.m.
Plymouth City Hall, 3400 Plymouth Blvd.
Coon Rapids 7:00 p.m.
Coon Rapids City Hall, 11155 Robinson Drive
Time and Location Pending
Posted on Saturday, February 7, 2009 by Erin Murphy,