Update from Linda M. Brown, Mendota Community: (03/16/99)
From Linda M. Brown: Dear Friends, we had a setback again in the legislation today, last thursday Tom Workman, Chanhassen, Chair, house transportation committee, told myself and 3 others that were lobbying as well as Senator Gary Leidig, he would hear our bill, he also told Mike Haney on Monday not to worry that something would be worked out. Today he made a decision to not hear the bill, this was heartbreaking news for us. We now have to go back to Rep. Rhodes and again ask him to hear this bill in his committee. We have spent so much time running around trying to get these people to honor their words, we are all exhausted. I quess I just need some R&R. We still have 3 days to get this bill heard, I quess we are having some effect I heard today that the Representatives and Senators have been complaining about all the phone calls, emails, etc. they are getting on this issue. We need to thank Senator Gary Leidig for standing up in the full senate chamber today and stating that this bill should be heard, and ask why was no chair was willing to do this. If we don't get the hearing we will attack this legislation from a different direction, so please hang in there with your support and prayers. We need to again thank Senator Ellen Anderson for authoring this bill for us against so much opposition as well as Representative Mark Gleason and Representative Karen Clark, and all the others that did not buckle under to all the pressure from their own colleagues. They are truly our Heroes. My prayers are with all of you and we need to stay strong. Pidamiya, :Love Linda
Chair Tom Workman [R] phone 651-296-5066 Chanhassen, zip 55317 email@example.com Vice Chair James Clark [R] phone 651-296-9303 Springfield, zip 56087 firstname.lastname@example.org Alice Hausman phone 651-296-3824 St. Paul, zip 55108 email@example.com Mark Buesgens [R] phone 651-296-1072 Jordan, zip 55352 firstname.lastname@example.org Len Biernat, [DFL] Phone 651-296-4219 Minneapolis, zip 55418 email@example.com Gergory Davids, [R] phone 612-296-9278 Preston, zip 55965, , firstname.lastname@example.org Barb Haake, [R] phone 651-296-0141 Mounds View, zip 55112-4309 email@example.com Alice Johnson, [DFL] phone 651-296-5510 Spring Lake Park, zip 55432 firstname.lastname@example.org Al Juhnke, [DFL] phone 651-296-6206 Willmar, zip 56201 email@example.com Henry Kalis phone 651-296-4240 Walters, zip 56097 firstname.lastname@example.org , Margeret Anderson Kelliher, [DFL] phone 651-296-0171 Minneapolis, zip 55405 email@example.com William Kuisle, [R] phone 651-296-4378 Rochester, zip 55902 firstname.lastname@example.org Dan Larson, [DFL] phone 651-296-7158 Bloomington, zip 55425 email@example.com Bernie Lieder, [DFL] phone 651-296-5091 Crookston, zip 56716 firstname.lastname@example.org Sharon Marko, [DFL] phone 651-296-3135 Cottage Grove, zip 55016 email@example.com Carol Molnau, [R] phone 651-296-8872 Chaska, zip 55318 firstname.lastname@example.org Joe Opatz phone 651-296-6612 St. Cloud, zip 56304 email@example.com Michelle Rifenberg [R] phone 651-296-1069 La Crescent, zip 55947 firstname.lastname@example.org Howard Swenson phone 651-296-8634 Nicollet, zip 56074 email@example.com Henry Todd Van Dellen [R] phone 651-296-5511 Plymouth, zip 55446 firstname.lastname@example.org Ray Vandeveer [R] phone 651-296-4124 Forest Lake, zip 55025 email@example.com Torrey Westrom [R] phone 651-296-4929 Elbow Lake, zip 56531, , firstname.lastname@example.org
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