Dahms appointed to committees
This week State Senator Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) received his committee assignments for the 2021 legislative session.
Dahms will continue to chair the Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy Committee. He is also vice-chair of the Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee and was appointed to the committees of Capital Investment (Bonding) and Housing.
"I am pleased with my assignments and am particularly honored to continue serving as chairman of the Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy Committee," said Dahms. "Agriculture, affordable housing, and commerce are very important to our district. I will use my membership on these committees to strengthen Minnesota’s agriculture industry, support rural Minnesotans, and grow Minnesota’s economy."
The state budget forecast released earlier this month projected a $1.3 billion deficit for the 2022 – 2023 biennium. Balancing the state’s budget for the next two-year budget calendar is expected to be the primary focus of the upcoming legislative session set to begin on Jan. 5.
"To keep our state on a path toward fiscal recovery, we must continue to focus on policies that will encourage entrepreneurs, give confidence to existing businesses, and attract new companies into the state," Dahms continued. "My colleagues and I are prepared to look for efficiencies in the state’s budget to live within our means and not balance the state budget on the backs of hardworking Minnesota families and businesses."
Senator Dahms was re-elected to his fourth term in November. He welcomes comments and questions and can be reached by telephone at (651) 296-8138, by mail at 2111 Minnesota Senate Building, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by e-mail at email@example.com. He also encourages constituents to sign up for his weekly Session email updates via his email address.