ST. PAUL, Minn. – Governor Mark Dayton delivered the State of the State address this evening before a joint convention of the Minnesota Legislature. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk released the following statement: “Tonight, the Governor underscored the progress Minnesota has seen over the past two legislative sessions, which have been among the most productive […] Read more
ST. PAUL, MINN. – A bill that fights to keep synthetic drugs off the streets by increasing the Board of Pharmacy’s power was included in the Senate’s omnibus HHS bill and passed by the Senate on Tuesday by a vote of 49 to 9. Sen. Roger Reinert (DFL-Duluth) authored the synthetic drug legislation in the […] Read more
As we move into the final weeks of the 2014 Legislative Session, the Senate is working to finalize a package of key investments and broad tax cuts along with a robust bonding bill to keep Minnesota’s economy growing.
SAINT PAUL – State Senator Bobby Joe Champion’s bipartisan legislation to clarify and strengthen Minnesota’s expungement laws passed off the Senate Floor today by a vote of 41 to 25. The legislation aims to maintain public safety while allowing those who have served their time to have their records sealed so they can more easily […] Read more
Senator Matt Schmit (DFL-Red Wing) was recently named one of the 13 “Tech-Savviest” legislators in the nation. The list identifies state legislators who have shown a keen interest in and willingness to tackle technology policy and legislation. The recognition highlights Sen. Schmit’s focus on broadband expansion that included a series of well-attended town hall meetings […] Read more
ST. PAUL, MINN. – Senator Chris Eaton (DFL – Brooklyn Center) was pleased with the Senate’s passing of the Women’s Economic Security Act, a collection of legislative reforms that aim to provide equal opportunities and pay for female workers. “What we accomplished in the Senate today was a win for not only women, but all […] Read more