Ive spoken with many of you at community events and at your homes this summer. I greatly appreciate your hospitality and want you to know that I am truly honored to serve as your state representative. As weve discussed, the Minnesota House of Representatives had an incredibly productive 2013-2014 legislative session.
When the session began in January of 2013, Minnesota faced a $600 million deficit, we owed our schools over $800 million, and property taxes were on the rise. We took the state in a different direction, investing in hard-working families and middle-class Minnesotans by:
And we have done this largely with
Minnesota has momentum but there is more work to be done to ensure we keep our state headed in the right direction and our middle class strong. Challenges like providing quality early learning from birth to 4 years old, financing a comprehensive transportation system, and reducing debt for college students must be addressed.
I look forward to having more conversations with you this fall about how we continue to work for honest solutions and to build a better future for our community.
Thank you again for the opportunity to represent you in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
2014 Legislative Highlights
Hausman guides capital investment package through the legislative process
In a continued effort to support our states improving economic health and address our aging infrastructure, Capital Investment Committee Chair Hausman sponsored a bipartisan capital investment package containing $1.046 billion in strategic investments spread across the state. These measures will fund crucial investments in college campuses, transportation, clean water and wastewater system improvements, flood prevention and mitigation, parks and trails, housing, public safety, and important economic development infrastructure. The bonding package will reduce a project backlog and take advantage of low interest rates to stretch taxpayer dollars further.
A new home for the Bell Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
After a 10-year effort to construct a new facility to house the states
natural history museum, Rep. Hausman
was successful in getting legislation enacted that authorizes funding for a
new Bell Museum and Planetarium.
The new, revitalized Bell Museum and Planetarium will inspire generations
of students to embrace careers in
the sciences, engineering, and technology. The facility will be located on
the southwest corner of Larpenteur
and Cleveland Avenues in Falcon Heights adjacent to the
Hausman tackles homelessness in Minnesota