Ron Erhardt and his Republican tracker | Steve Timmer photo
by Steve Timmer
Apr 22, 2014, 11:00 AM

Welcome to the town hall meeting!

Senator Melisa Franzen (SD49) and Representative Ron Erhardt (HD49A) held a mid-session town hall meeting at the Edina Community Center on April 21st.

Melisa Franzen & Ron Erhardt

Addressing the young crowd in attendance, the two legislators described some of the accomplishments of the session thus far: the anti-bullying bill and the minimum wage bill. There was some discussion of bonding items, transportation funding, and the disposition of the anticipated budget surplus.

Heather Martens

Heather Martens was there to urge the passage of HF 3238/SF 2639, a bill to prune domestic abusers of their guns. The bill is awaiting a floor vote in both chambers. Both Franzen and Erhardt expressed general support for the idea.

Ron Erhardt and constituent

It was a generally friendly crowd.

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