Legislative Updates

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Legislative Updates
Lead service line bill advances through first House committee
Leaders in both chambers have said passing lead service line bills is a priority for the 2023 session. Read more
Water running from a sink faucet.
Clean Water Council submits recommendations to Legislature, governor
The council's recommendations include funding for one of FMR's top legislative priorities. Read more
A close-up of river water running alongside a stone-covered bank.
How the 2023 legislative session could impact FMR's restoration work
Five of our restoration projects and one big pollinator study stand to gain from decisions made at the Capitol this legislative session. Learn more and sign up to be a River Guardian to ensure these investments come through. Read more
Vermillion River through field
Clean-water crops get early boost from Clean Water Council
Clean-water crops received bipartisan support last year. FMR hopes to keep the momentum going this session. Read more
A crop researcher with the University of Minnesota crouches in a field, using a hose to rinse off the roots of plants.
Sign the petition: It's time for MN to salt smart for the river
Salt pollution is a serious issue for our waters. Let decision-makers know you support both safe communities and a healthier river. Read more
A red snow plow applying salt while traveling down a snowy road.
Our 2023 legislative priorities
From clean-water crops to invasive carp, here's a rundown of what we hope to accomplish at the Capitol. Read more
The top of the Minnesota Capitol building in St. Paul.
Why we need to act now against invasive carp
Sign our petition: Tell decision-makers to do their part to help prevent invasive carp from advancing further up the Mississippi River. Read more
A mass of sliver carp jumping high out of the water. Two carp researchers stand on a boat behind the jumping carp, holding nets.

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