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Legislative Panel

2017 April 8
by WCR President Linda Stanton

We had an interesting and fun morning today hearing from Sen. Karin Housley, Rep. Keith Franke and Rep. Tony Jurgens. It was an insiders view of the Legislature. Sen. Housley explained how busy they are in the Senate this session and happy to be ahead of schedule. She loves chairing the Aging and Long-Term Care Policy committee. Did you know that by 2020 there will be 20 senior citizens for every 1 adult in MN? Rep. Franke was excited to talk about some of the 9 bills he has authored including one to create a strategic plan to reduce HIV/AIDs and another making terrorism a crime in MN. Rep. Jurgens district covers parts of two Counties. One of his big issues this year has been a safety and speed limit issue on Hwy 61 and 316 in Hastings that was in the news as he challenged MNDOT not to raise the speed limit until safety concerns were addressed. We enjoyed getting to know these Legislators better and are proud of their service in the MN Legislature. Thanks so much!

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