Legislative update

State Representative Sondra Erickson (District 15A) addresses a gathering at a town hall meeting Saturday morning at the Hi-Way Cafe in Milaca. Erickson and State Senator Dave Brown (District 15), at right, hosted the meeting. The Republicans said many vital issues will be on the table at this year’s legislative session, including bullying mandates, bonding for state projects, education funding, MNsure, mining and taxes on small businesses and individuals, among others. Both urged constituents to play close attention to the 2014 session and to voice their opinions. The pair also made stops at Princeton, Onamia and Ogilvie Saturday.