End of Session Recap: Rep. Debra Hilstrom
DFL Brooklyn Center Representative Debra Hilstrom says she’s pleased with a bill that Governor Dayton signed offering more consumer protections for energy efficiency projects.
“The PACE program is a program to allow homeowner to do improvements to their home to make it so you can do energy efficiency, types of programs,” said Hilstrom. “That would include if you wanted to do residential solar.”
Hilstrom also cites funding for Highway 252 in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park as a major victory.
The highway will be converted to a freeway starting in 2022 or 2023.
Rep. Debra Hilstrom Pleased with Funding for Parks
In signing the bonding bill, $10 million will go to metro area regional parks. Hilstrom says the money will benefit the Brooklyn Center area through funds that go to the Three Rivers Park District.
As for disappointments this session, Hilstrom says pharmaceutical companies need to be accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic.
Coming up on Wednesday, we’ll hear from state Senator Ann Rest of New Hope. The DFL senator will offer her assessment of the 2018 legislative session.