Revenue commissioner to speak in Burnsville

Minnesota Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans will speak about the state budget at an interfaith legislative advocacy event at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Frans will outline the problems facing Minnesota’s budget landscape and the key points of Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed budget, which includes plans for new revenue.

In addition, Brian Rusche, executive director of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, will present JRLC’s legislative priorities for the 2013 session, which include the Family Economic Security Act, affordable housing, and services for victims of human trafficking. He will connect these issues to the question of revenue in this budget year.

The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and will also participate in small group discussions and practice legislative advocacy skills such as writing letters to the editor and contacting their legislators.

A light supper will be provided.