Rep. Erin Murphy. Representing St. Paul District 64A

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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
1790 Laurel

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


On the Road

Mighty Citizens,

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 6:00PM
Mankato Intergovernmental Center- Mankato River Room 10 Civic Center Plaza

Rochester 6:00PM
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

Willmar 6:00PM
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 3:30PM
Winona City Hall- Council Chambers 207 Lafayette

Marshall 2:30PM
Southwest Minnesota State University Lecture Hall 1501 State Street

Worthington 10:30AM
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 2:00PM
Alexandria City Hall 704 Broadway

Duluth 9:30AM
Duluth City Hall-Council Chambers 411 W 1st Street

Virginia 1:30PM
Mesabi Range Community and Technical College-Small Auditorium 1001 Chestnut Street W, Virginia

Brainerd 10:30AM
Washington Educational Services Building-Board Room 804 Oak Street

Bemidji 3:30PM
Bemidji State University-American Indian Resource Center Gathering Place 1620 Birchmont Drive

Moorhead 12:30PM
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
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

Forest Lake
Time and Location Pending