Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Carolyn Laine (HD 41B)

2016-02-20 02:00

When:  Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Where:  St. Anthony Village Community Center, 3301 Silver Lake Road NE, St. Anthony, MN

Listening session with State Representative Carolyn Laine for interested residents of St. Anthony, Columbia Heights, Hilltop, and New Brighton.  If constituents aren't able to attend, Represenative Bernardy invites you to contact her by phone at 612-296-4331 or by email at

“The legislative session is going to be short – just about 10 weeks – but the important issues  we have to tackle are numerous, ranging from transportation to bonding to what to do with our budget surplus,” Laine said. “It’s important for me to hear directly from constituents so I’m able to effectively take their priorities with me to the Capitol.” In addition to the opportunity for constituents to share viewpoints in person with their state representative, Rep. Laine will have a survey available for constituents to share their opinions on a variety of matters likely to be considered by the Legislature. (I wonder if all reps will have a survey this year?)  “By many measures, our state is heading in the right direction, but not all Minnesotans are feeling this economic recovery,” Laine said. “I’m looking forward to getting back to work with my colleagues to improve lives of ordinary Minnesotans, and I’ll be able to best do this with maximum input from constituents.”

We encourage you to attend your state lawmakers’ town hall meetings to let them know that you want them to vote for bills that protect wolves. Bills SF 592 and HF 1317 ban wolf trapping and baiting and prohibit wild animal snaring. Snaring often injures and kills dogs, wolves and lots of other birds and wildlife, especially pheasants. We are also working to repeal the wolf hunting and trapping season.