The 2020 Legislative Session ended Sunday, May 18 at midnight. Despite the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19, the legislature came together and made progress on several priorities for Senate District 43.
Senator Chuck Wiger
Chuck Wiger represents District 43, which includes portions of Ramsey and Washington counties in the northeastern Twin Cities metropolitan area. Read more news from Sen. Wiger.
Legislation was passed Thursday banning the use of trichloroethylene (TCE) in Minnesota, beginning June 1, 2022. The push for a ban of TCE comes in response to the discovery in 2019 that the Water Gremlin company had failed to report accurate emissions standards for more than 15 years.
In response to the growing challenge of the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota, a $331.5 million legislative package was passed today providing additional resources for state agencies, workers, businesses, and other entities in the fight against the virus.
Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent, Members Respond to Governor’s Announcement of Temporary Statewide School Closures
Governor Tim Walz ordered the temporary closure of schools by signing an executive order that allows school administrators and teachers to make long-term plans for the continuity of education and essential serivces during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate DFL members offered the following responses.
Lawmakers, community leaders announce legislation to strengthen student mental health with improved school-based supports
A group of state lawmakers, students, educators, a police chief and mental health experts all gathered at the State Capitol Monday for a common purpose: to strengthen school-based support for students struggling with mental health.