Representatives Halverson and Atkins Will Talk State Budget at Town Hall Meeting

The town hall meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 21 at Eagan's City Hall.

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Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Minnesota House of Representatives.

State Representatives Laurie Halverson (DFL – Eagan) and Joe Atkins (DFL – Inver Grove Heights) will be holding a joint town hall meeting on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 from 6-7 p.m. in the City Council chambers at the Eagan Municipal Center.

Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter will deliver a brief presentation on the state budget, before Reps. Halverson and Atkins open up the meeting for questions and a moderated discussion.

Minnesota is facing a $1.1 billion budget deficit and still owes its K-12 schools another $1.1 billion.

“Minnesota is facing a number of challenges going forward and your input is essential as we work to craft a balanced budget that invests in our future and economic growth,” said Rep. Halverson. “I encourage constituents to attend and share their thoughts and ideas on how we keep Minnesota a great place to work, live, and raise a family.”

“Hearing from our constituents is important to us,” said Rep. Atkins. “Our budget needs to set our state on a long-term path to success and reflect the priorities of Minnesotans. Hearing from Minnesotans is absolutely essential to getting the job done.”

Deb M February 08, 2013 at 12:06 AM
Representatives Halverson and Atkins, thank you both for setting this up in Eagan. I attended the presentation in Burnsville and found it very informative. It is refreshing to see our elected officials coming into the community and giving residents the chance to question for themselves what your beliefs and plans for your term are. We had two years with elected officials who rarely faced their constituents. I will be looking forward to more town hall meetings. Keep up the good work.
Thomas Anderson February 09, 2013 at 04:14 PM
Agreed Deb! Thank your Rep. Halverson and Atkins for your service and openness.
Brent Jacobson February 10, 2013 at 08:42 PM
When the GOP gets back the legislature, they need to do this type of event as well..
Dian Piekarski February 21, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Joe can't be in two places at once and neither can his constituents. Can someone advise as to where he will be? See the following: ADDED COVERAGE TODAY / REVISED START TIME - House Taxes Committee * Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 6:00 PM Watch: Live Event | Enhanced version Amendments to HF5 (Atkins) Minnesota Insurance Marketplace established, powers and duties prescribed, right to not participate established, open meeting requirements and data practices procedures specified, and money appropriated.


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