District 63 legislators host Southwest town meetings

State Rep. Paul Thissen (DFL-Minneapolis) and Sen, Jane Ranum (DFL-Minneapolis) will join Rep. Dan Larson (DFL-Bloomington) to host a Senate District 63 town meeting on Saturday, March 12 to get community comments on issues pending before the 2005 legislative session.

District 63 covers Armatage, Kenny and parts of Lynnhurst and Windom, as well as Richfield and part of Bloomington.

The 9:30-11:30 a.m. meeting will be held at Mayflower Congregational Church, 106 E. Diamond Lake Rd.

"We want to hear from as many residents as we can while we debate the state budget," Thissen said. "With the state running a $1.4 billion budget deficit, we’re again facing some difficult choices. Š Meanwhile, we also need to continue working to improve our transportation, health care and education systems, so public input will be more important than ever."

Added Ranum, "This is a good chance to for all of us to sit down and talk about what is happening in our communities and our state."

There will also be meetings in Richfield and Bloomington.

For more information, contact Thissen’s office at 651-296-5375, or via e-mail at [email protected]