On January 6, 2021, demonstrators in Washington, D.C., vandalized public buildings, endangered the lives of lawmakers, staff, and the general public, and jeopardized the peaceful transfer of Presidential power.
Today, violent supporters of President Trump breached the US Capitol complex leading to significant damage, injuries, and at least one confirmed death by gunshot. The chaotic and dangerous scene also halted the congressional certification of the Electoral College.
The 2021 Legislative Session began Tuesday, January 5 with the swearing-in of the 67 new and returning members of the Minnesota State Senate. State Senator Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan) will be returning for his fourth term as the Senator for Senate District 51.
The State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Committee held a hearing Tuesday under the pretense of reviewing the security of Minnesota’s November Election. In response to the Republican effort to spread disinformation about the election, the DFL members of the committee released the following statement.
Minnesota Management and Budget announced a projected positive budget balance of $641 million for the 2020-21 biennium, providing the latest economic outlook for the state. Sen. Jim Carlson released the following statement in response.
The Minnesota Senate passed a $1.87 billion economic development package Thursday that included bonding for public assets and infrastructure, supplemental budget provisions, and several changes to state tax policy. “With such low interest rates this bonding bill is an unprecedented… Read More »Senator Carlson Votes Yes on Jobs and Economic Stimulus Package