Rep. Andrew Carlson (50B) – Legislative Update
I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and were able to take time with friends and family. This year I reconnected with loved ones and reflected about the values that are important to our community and what makes Minnesota such a special place to live and work.
I’m thankful for everything that our great state has to offer, but I am also looking toward the work that is still unfinished. Minnesotans need a pay raise, because too many people are working two or three jobs and are still struggling to make ends meet. Families are being forced to choose between a paycheck and caring for a loved one. Too many teachers are forced to spend their own earnings on supplies for their classrooms. The skilled professionals that care for Minnesota’s aging population and our most vulnerable citizens are underpaid and many can’t afford to continue their important work. College costs continue to rise, and more and more it looks like the pursuit of additional education and career training is out of reach for too many. It is clear we have a lot of unfinished business to ensure that all families have a fair chance at success. Read More