Early Tuesday morning the Minnesota Senate adjourned its second Special Session. Legislators approved several policing reforms but failed to pass a bonding bill. In response, Senator Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood), released the following statement.
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.
Despite requests from the Minnesota Department of Education for $275 million in federal Corona Virus Relief funds to assist schools in their re-opening in the fall, legislation introduced Monday fell far short of what is necessary to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff. In response, Senator Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood), ranking DFL member of the Senate Education Finance and Policy Committee, released the following statement.
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.
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.