Sen. Bakk statement on State of the State Address

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

Sen. Reinert’s Synthetic Drug Bill Passes Senate

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

The Week Ahead

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.

Sen. Champion Expungement Legislation Passes Senate Floor

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

Eaton issues statement on advancement of Women’s Economic Security Act

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