Bipartisan legislation passed unanimously off the Senate floor today in response to the toxic release of Trichloroethylene (TCE) at the Water Gremlin Company. Senator Jason Isaacson (DFL-Shoreview) released the following statement in response.
Minnesota’s redistricting process would be completed by a nonpartisan commission if voters approve a constitutional amendment introduced by Senator Jason Isaacson (DFL-Shoreview). The bill, SF 2233, would ensure a fair process in drawing balanced congressional and legislative districts following the 2020 census.
Earlier today, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced they are investigating possible community exposures to high levels of trichloroethylene (TCE), an industrial solvent used by a manufacturer in White Bear Township.
“I’m pleased with Minnesota’s relatively strong fiscal health in recent years but warnings of an economic slowdown from our state’s top budget officials are cause for concern,” said Senator Jason Isaacson (DFL-Shoreview).
Next year’s budget-setting session is an opportunity to go big and take a closer look at how to steer more resources toward mental health support and school counselors who are professionally trained to recognize and address crises before they become tragedies.
The GOP majority killed a lot of good ideas and ignored the voices of ordinary people – all in an effort to tee up political attacks for the midterm elections. It was a shameful display of partisanship the entire session, and I think Minnesotans deserve to know what happened.