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In the News

Sen. Clausen applauds Governor for funding the MN Zoo
Sen. Clausen applauds Governor for funding the MN Zoo

Sen. Greg Clausen (DFL – Apple Valley) is pleased to announce Gov. Walz has issued an Executive Order to provide $6 million to the Minnesota Zoo to maintain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. …

POCI Caucus responds to Sen. Gazelka’s announcement of “oversight hearings” about recent unrest
POCI Caucus responds to Sen. Gazelka’s announcement of “oversight hearings” about recent unrest

Members of the People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus in the Minnesota Legislature issued the following statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka’s Thursday morning press co…

Senator Bigham Statement on Distribution of CARES Act Funding by Governor Walz
Senator Bigham Statement on Distribution of CARES Act Funding by Governor Walz

Governor Walz announced his plans to follow the legislative agreement in distributing the approximately $841 million in federal CARES Act funding to local units of government. In response, Senator Kar…

Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent, Assistant Leader Jeff Hayden Respond to Senate Republicans’ Plan to Hold Hearings on Accountability for Recent Destruction
Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent, Assistant Leader Jeff Hayden Respond to Senate Republicans’ Plan to Hold Hearings on Accountability for Recent Destruction

Senate Republicans announced their plans to hold hearings on accountability for the destruction of city and state property. Their series of expected hearings on the recent destruction of businesses an…

Senator Latz, Senator Hayden Respond to Senate Republican Request for Department of Justice Investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department
Senator Latz, Senator Hayden Respond to Senate Republican Request for Department of Justice Investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department

Senate Republicans called into question the ability of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights to conduct a fair and impartial investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department for civil and human…

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