Senate DFL Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, responded to the Senate Republican tax bill with the following statement.
Sen. John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin), Sen. Jerry Newton (DFL-Coon Rapids), and Sen. Jim Abeler (R-Anoka) received the One Star Leadership Medals of appreciation from the Hmong Special Guerilla Unit and its late leader General Vang Pao.
Sen. Bobby Joe Champion’s parent petition for reestablishment legislation to allow a parent whose parental rights have been terminated to petition the court to reestablish a legal parent and child relationship passed off the MN floor last night.
Assistant Senate DFL Leader Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, released the following statement after this morning’s Finance Committee hearing of the regional parks and trails appropriation bill.
The Minnesota Senate Omnibus Jobs, Commerce, and Energy Bill (HF 2208) passed Monday by a vote of 40-26. State Senator Erik Simonson (DFL- Duluth) offers this response.
Today, the Minnesota Senate voted to eliminate a defense that prevents people who rape a spouse or domestic partner from being prosecuted for criminal sexual conduct. The legislation, HF 15, was co-authored by Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) and passed with unanimous support.