Rep McNamara to host town hall meeting tonight

Representative Denny McNamara (R) District 57B

Representative Denny McNamara (R) District 57B

By Rep. Denny McNamara, 4/9/2012

Hello from St. Paul,

Tonight, Senator Sieben and I will be hosting a town meeting in Hastings regarding aquatic invasive species. The event will be held at 7:00 pm at the Pheasant Hill Library in Hastings, and I hope you can join us.

Many of you have seen the news stories of the flying carp leaping out of the Mississippi River. Not only do they present the obvious hazard to boaters, but they are extremely detrimental to native fish as they consume the food supply.

Recently, these carp were found near Winona, so it’s clear they are making their way upstream and have entered Minnesota. Now lawmakers must determine how to stop their spread.

Steve Hirsch, who is the DNR’s Director of Economical Resources, will also be on hand tonight to discuss how we can deal with this problem. Please join us as well tonight if you are free.

As for our legislative session, we are down to the final three weeks before we are expected to adjourn. I expect legislative leadership to have many discussions with Governor Dayton during this time in order to find consensus on the numerous jobs bills we’ve passed, as well as bonding bill legislation. Who knows, maybe we’ll even have a Vikings stadium bill before us before session adjourns.

As always, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me. I can be reached at 437-2597 or

Keep in touch,

Representative Denny McNamara
Dist. 57B
Chair of the Committee on Environment, Energy
and Natural Resources Policy and Finance
375 State Office Building
100 Rev.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, Mn. 55155-1298
Phone (651) 296-3135

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