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2019

How a bipartisan plan to ban the use of carcinogenic TCE fell apart at the Minnesota Legislature

By Walker Orenstein | 05/28/2019 | MinnPost

After state regulators found Water Gremlin, a manufacturer in White Bear Lake Township, was illegally polluting air with a cancer-causing industrial solvent for more than a decade, there was strong bipartisan support in the 2019 Legislature for banning the chemical, trichloroethylene, known as TCE. Read more

Minnesota House approves legislation banning trichloroethylene

04/10/2019 | White Bear Press

“No Minnesotan should ever experience preventable health risks,” said Rep. Wazlawik. “Thousands of people in my community fear that exposure to TCE may have increased their risk for cancer and other serious health issues. It’s time we ban TCE to protect the health and well-being of the people of Minnesota.” Read More

Stakeholders want piece of penalty paid by Water Gremlin

By Debra Neutkens/Editor | 04/10/2019 | White Bear Press

Area legislators continue to tweak a bill that will divvy up a multi-million dollar pie. They’re asking for a $2.25 million appropriation that is exactly half the civil penalty paid by Water Gremlin in the settlement agreement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Read More

COlumn: Bills in response to chemical exposure

By Ami Wazlawik | 03/19/2019 | White Bear Press

These past few weeks have been stressful for our community. Many thanks to all of you who shared your stories, fears, and frustrations with me during this difficult time. I’ve heard your concerns and introduced legislation to address them, protect the health of Minnesotans, and ensure that people who’ve been harmed have information and input. Read More

Minnesota considers banning TCE following emissions problem in White Bear Township

By Jennifer Bjorhus | 03/15/2019 | Star Tribune

Minnesota legislators are considering a statewide ban on the solvent trichloroethylene following revelations that a White Bear Township manufacturer vented the carcinogen into the air at unsafe levels for more than a decade. Read More

Legislature may ban widely used solvent TCE after chemical leak at Minnesota manufacturer

By Mark Reilly | 03/15/2019 | Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Minnesota could become the first state to ban the chemical solvent TCE, with bipartisan legislation gaining momentum after regulators said a White Bear Township manufacturer released excessive amounts of the known carcinogen into the air. Read More

Bipartisan bills would ban TCE, provide oversight of Water Gremlin settlement proceeds

03/13/2019 | White Bear Press

A bipartisan group of state legislators, including Sen. Roger Chamberlain (R-Lino Lakes), Sen. Jason Isaacson (DFL-Shoreview), Sen. Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood), Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn (DFL-Roseville), Rep. Peter Fischer (DFL-Maplewood) and Rep. Ami Wazlawik (DFL-White Bear Lake) continued to address the Water Gremlin situation in White Bear Lake March 7 by introducing a series of bills aimed at strengthening public protections, transparency and accountability. Read More

COLUMN: Lake Links: Our progress and our promise

By Mike Brooks & Steve Wolgamot | 03/05/2019 | White Bear Press

Our local legislators have worked tirelessly passing legislation to provide funding for engineering and to build Lake Links. Sen. Chuck Wiger and Rep. Peter Fischer have led the charge, which was quickly taken up by all local legislators – Sens. Roger Chamberlain and Karin Housley; Reps. Matt Dean, Leon Lillie, Kathy Lohmer, and now Ami Wazlawik Read More

Legislators push for funding to complete Lake Links Trail

02/13/2019 | White Bear Press

Sen. Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood) introduced bipartisan legislation last week necessary to bring the completion of the Lake Links Trail closer to reality. Read More

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: LWV Forum

Sandra Trudeau | 01/29/2019 | White Bear Press

On Saturday, Jan. 19, I attended a forum hosted by the White Bear Lake League of Women Voters at the White Bear Lake Library. Panelists invited to speak and interact with constituents were Sen. Roger Chamberlain (District 38), Rep. Linda Runbeck (38A) and Rep. Ami Wazlawik (38B). Read More

2018

MPR NEWS, 11/02/18: THE TOP 15 MINNESOTA HOUSE RACES TO WATCH

MinnPost, 11/05/18: THE 15 MINNESOTA HOUSE RACES (AND ONE SENATE RACE) TO WATCH IN 2018

White Bear Press – LETTER TO THE EDITOR, 10/17/18: NASTY NEGATIVE ADS DON’T BELONG IN OUR LOCAL RACE

White Bear Press – LETTER TO THE EDITOR, 10/17/18: VOTE FOR WAZLAWIK

White Bear Press – LETTER TO THE EDITOR, 10/17/18: DON’T BE SWAYED BY SPECIAL-INTEREST GROUPS

White Bear Press – LETTER TO THE EDITOR, 10/10/18: CANDIDATE BRINGS FRESH APPROACH TO LEGISLATURE

White Bear Press – LETTER TO THE EDITOR, 10/10/18:  SUPPORT CANDIDATES WHO SUPPORT GUN LAWS

White Bear Press – LETTER TO THE EDITOR, 10/03/18:  CANDIDATE AN ADVOCATE FOR STRONG AND SAFE SCHOOLS

White Bear Press – LETTER TO THE EDITOR, 10/02/18: REDISTRICTING COULD HAVE BIG EFFECT

White Bear Press – LETTER TO THE EDITOR, 10/02/18: CANDIDATES DIVERGE ON IMPORTANT GUN LEGISLATION

Minnpost, 10/01/18: IF EARLY SPENDING IS ANY INDICATION, THE BATTLE FOR THE MINNESOTA HOUSE WILL BE FOUGHT IN THE ’BURBS

Minnpost, 9/27/18: HOW MINNESOTA’S MAJOR INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE COMMITTEES HAVE BEEN SPENDING THEIR MONEY ON THE 2018 ELECTION

White Bear Press – LETTER TO THE EDITOR, 9/26/18: CANDIDATE WILL ADVOCATE FOR SMALL BUSINESS, EDUCATION

White Bear Press – LETTER TO THE EDITOR, 9/26/18: STATE REPRESENTATIVE FROM WHITE BEAR LAKE, FOR WHITE BEAR LAKE

White Bear Press – LETTER TO THE EDITOR, 9/18/18: CANDIDATE CAME PREPARED TO FORUM

PRESS RELEASE: HOMETOWN CANDIDATE AMI WAZLAWIK IMPRESSES AT CANDIDATE FORUM

Minnpost, 8/22/2018: WHO’S RUNNING FOR THE MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE IN 2018