Mayor Emily Larson reflects on 2023 legislative session

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Mayor Emily Larson addressed the community to celebrate end of legislative session.

Larson credited a well-organized and cooperative community for the positive impacts during the 2023 legislative session for Duluth and the region.

“What you’re seeing is a community that really matters to the state of Minnesota,” said Mayor Larson. “These bills, these investments got done because we know what we’re doing, because we have a good delegation. But it’s also because we have relationships and we have worked to understand what commissioners need and what staff members need and what budget analysts need. And we have worked to have those relationships so that Duluth really matters.”

Among the impacts discussed today were the $15-million-dollar investment to repair old infrastructure at spirit mountain, and an expansion of Duluth’s film tax credit from $5 million to $25 million.

Barring any special sessions yet this year, Minnesota lawmakers won’t reconvene until early 20-24