Many good provisions were lost (7/13/2018)

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By Rep. Tony Jurgens, 7/13/2018

Hello from St. Paul,

July is a typically a month when many new laws take effect. This year Governor Dayton vetoed our omnibus supplemental budget bill which means many good provisions – funding for our schools, tax relief and conformed state and federal tax laws – were lost.

That said, several others pieces of legislation did become law earlier this month, and if you’re interested in learning more about them please click here.

An update on road construction. Those of you traveling in the Cottage Grove and Afton areas have likely noticed Highway 95 is down for repair between Bailey Road and 70th Street. A number of safety improvements are being made here, including widening shoulders, constructing turn lanes, and resurfacing. Work is expected to be completed by September 7.

Hastings residents have likely noticed County Road 46 is also under repair. The resurfacing between County Road 85 and General Sieben Drive is expected to be completed Saturday. The next stretch to be improved – General Sieben Drive to Pine Street – is expected to begin in mid-July, with the entire project up to Highway 61 expected to be finished by mid-August.

As always, your thoughts on issues related to state government are welcome. Please email me at

Have a good weekend,

Representative Tony Jurgens
523 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155

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