As the Legislature goes into its one-week break, officials are encouraged to contact their lawmakers on key pieces of legislation.
Minnesota legislators are likely to be home in their districts March 29 to April 5, as they take a one-week break for Easter/Passover. This is a great opportunity to speak with them about issues that are important to cities.
When legislators return to St. Paul on April 6, they will begin the final six-week dash to complete their work on a state budget and decide what policy initiatives will be sent to the governor.
Not sure where key bills are in the legislative process? To stay up to date on these measures and all other city issues and legislation, the League offers several resources. The League’s Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) team provides updates and analysis on legislative issues through the League’s bulletin and the LMC website.
IGR staff will also continue to alert members on legislation through action alerts, Twitter, and targeted outreach. Additionally, you can access issue-specific fact sheets and toolkits to help communicate city issues to legislators.
Can’t remember how to contact your representative and senator? You can typically contact your state Representatives and Senators through phone or e-mail, which you can locate on their member pages. You can find their contact information, links to their bio, bills they have authored, and their newsletter updates. You can use these tools to give your direct input on legislation affecting your city.