Rep. Marquart Previews His Final Session

Rep. Marquart Previews His Final Session

January 31, 2022 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes today for the 2022 session and this session will be the last for long-time House member Paul Marquart of Dilworth, who was first elected back in 2000. This year’s session was intended to be a bonding year, where legislators would normally work on passing a bill to make investments into items such as infrastructure. However in December, state finance officials showed an expected a $7.7 billion budget surplus that will most likely need to be addressed this session as well. Representative Marquart shared some of the items he would like to address heading into his final session.

Coming into an election year, that often has an impact on how legislators vote. Being as he isn’t seeking reelection, Marquart comments on whether or not that will have any impact on how he votes this year.

Starting this Friday and continuing each Friday through the end of the session in May, Representative Marquart will join the KRJB Kaleidoscope to provide updates from the legislature.