MINNESOTA, (WKBT) – Minnesota local officials, state-level leaders, and medical professionals are taking part in multiple public teleconferences.
The goal is to provide up-to-date information and resources for southern Minnesotans during the coronavirus outbreak..
Dan Feehan, a candidate running for Congress in Minnesota’s First District, has been organizing these”tele-town halls.”
On Saturday, one thing they focused on was a need for a large bonding bill to fund state projects and boost the economy.
They argue it’s a great time to implement one because of low-interest rates, the State’s high credit rating, and the need for more jobs.
In January Minnesota Governor Tim Walz proposed a $2 billion bonding bill, but state Republicans want to cut that in half.
Democratic lawmakers hope new legislation will be proposed when they go back into session.
The next tele-town hall will be Saturday, April 18th at 1:00 P-M.
You can join in by emailing Feehan’s Director of Operations, Ben Reimler, at email@example.com.