Senator Jim Carlson

Jim Carlson represents District 51, which includes Eagan and areas of Burnsville. Learn more about Sen. Carlson.

Senate Republican Criminal Justice Reforms Fall Short

Late Tuesday evening, the Minnesota Senate passed five bills related to criminal justice and policing reform. The legislation, handpicked by Senate Republicans, did not include any meaningful proposals suggested by members of the legislature’s People of Color and Indigenous Caucus, nor did the bills receive an official committee hearing where amendments are normally made to improve and finalize support for bills.