Rep. JoAnn Ward (DFL-53A) is set to be on hand from 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28. The House of Representatives exhibit will be located in the Education Building on Cosgrove Street just north of Dan Patch Avenue.
While state legislators often head out to the fair to meet with people, new this year is a replica of the speaker’s setting in the House Chamber.
“Complete with desk, flags,
gavel and the Abraham Lincoln portrait, the display gives you a feel for what
it is like to stand in this position of power,” reads a release from House Information
Services. “Find out the fascinating history behind the Lincoln portrait and
snap a photo to post on Facebook or have as a keepsake.”
Issues that may come up with lawmakers, according to the release, include:
- the state’s minimum wage;
- legalizing medical marijuana;
- requiring background checks
for those wanting to purchase weapons from private sellers at gun shows; and
- regulating dog and cat breeders.