Reader Opinion: Ruud deserves support


Sen. Carrie Ruud of Crow Wing County is a legislator deserving of bipartisan support, due to her strong environmental record. She has chaired the Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance Committee and served on the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee.

She has authored many bills for these committees. She supported the environment on 10 out of 13 votes in 2020. She voted in favor of HF80, “Fix the Raid on Environmental Trust Funds,” which allows bond funding for infrastructure projects. Other “yes” votes include “Clean energy investments with RDA (Renewable Development Account) funds,” “Outdoor Heritage Fund Allocations,” “Clean Cars Minnesota Amendment,” “Energy Efficiency ECO Act,” and “Banning Toxic Trichloroethylene,” among others. Source: The Conservation Minnesota website.

Pat Scott


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