Hayden responds to hate and violence against Muslim neighbors

Assistant Senate DFL Leader Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, released the following statement after the acts of terror in Christchurch, New Zealand, and ahead of the Muslim Coalition of ISAIAH solidarity gathering at Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center today in Bloomington, MN.

Correctional Officers Bill of Rights Heard in Judiciary Committee

A bill to give county correctional officers the same rights during disciplinary hearings as local peace officers was heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday. The bill, SF 1413, is chief authored by Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) to ensure correctional officers can have all of the information they need to defend themselves during the disciplinary process.

Hometown Heroes Assistance Program Supports Minnesota’s Firefighters

Minnesota’s firefighters will receive vital supplemental state health assistance thanks to the Hometown Heroes Assistance Program, chief authored by Senator Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-Eden Prairie) and Representative Cheryl Youakim (DFL-Hopkins). The bipartisan legislation, SF2264 and HF1782, addresses the alarmingly high incidence of cancer, cardiac issues and emotional trauma facing the state’s 22,000 firefighters.

Family mediation task force established

A bill was heard this week that would create a family law mediation task force to advise and inform the Legislature on the impact of conflict on children during the marital dissolution process and includes recommendations on how to implement conflict resolution procedures. The taskforce would consist of 13 members appointed by the four legislative […] Read more

Punishing state agencies for tight labor market

A bill was heard this week to require the commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) to determine the number of full-time-equivalent positions by all state agencies and prevent any state agency from adding employees based on that number in fiscal year 2020 and 2021. It would reduce any agency’s operating budget in the next […] Read more