Rep. Urdahl Letter:: I'm committed to my district
Sometimes legislators face questions regarding their commitment to their constituents' needs. I'd like to cite a few of the bills I've introduced since Jan. 3 and highlight their impact on my district and Greater Minnesota in general. I chair the...
Sometimes legislators face questions regarding their commitment to their constituents' needs. I'd like to cite a few of the bills I've introduced since Jan. 3 and highlight their impact on my district and Greater Minnesota in general.
I chair the House Capital Investment Committee (aka bonding). In connection with that, I've authored bills to address asset preservation and building needs of our state colleges and universities and the University of Minnesota.
I've also sponsored legislation for increased funding for clean water and water infrastructure. Water towers and wastewater treatment plants are included in this. I expect my final bonding bill will have a healthy amount for local roads and bridges.
College admission and college graduate programs for low-income students also benefit from a bill I authored. Extra curricular scholarships for low-income high school students facing fees are in H.F 301, another of my bills.
Another piece of legislation addresses the needs of our small schools by changing how we calculate the small schools fund. My H.F. 149 seeks to reform how we fund our schools by identifying ways to be more efficient and fair. Students could be able to travel to school more safely through another of my bills which addresses school bus stop-arm violations.
I also am co-author of a bill to increase school formula funding. There are several other bills dealing with local projects that benefit our local communities.
It remains my prime goal as a legislator to serve the needs of those I represent and the state of Minnesota as a whole. The bills I've outlined are evidence of this commitment.
Rep. Dean Urdahl