Brand accuses Senate GOP of foot dragging on legislation to address farmer suicides

By |2019-04-01T10:57:42-05:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

A greater Mankato area lawmaker is displeased with Senate Republicans. Democrat Minnesota State Representative Jeff Brand of St. Peter. "Unfortunately, it's politics as usual," said St. Peter DFL State Representative Jeff Brand. Brand said he believes said the G.O.P.-led chamber is dragging its feet on legislation, passed with urgency in the state House. "Like, for instance, mental health resources," he explained, "We passed out House file 232 a few weeks back, which allocates the money to hire a new Ted Matthews to go around the state to meet with farmers at the kitchen table." Matthews is a psychologist who [...]