Today’s announcement by the Governor gives local leaders the flexibility they need in deciding the best approach for how their communities go back to school in the fall.
Senator Jim Carlson
Jim Carlson represents District 51, which includes Eagan and areas of Burnsville. Learn more about Sen. Carlson.
The Minnesota Senate adjourned early Saturday morning, failing to finish work on a bonding bill or to pass criminal justice and policing reform. In response, Senator Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan) released the following statement.
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.
Senator Carlson Statement on Department of Human Rights Investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department
It was announced that the Minnesota Department of Human Rights filed a civil rights charge against the Minneapolis Police Department and would be investigating the department for systemic discrimination against people of color. In response, Senator Jim Carlson released the following statement.
To protect the integrity of Minnesota’s elections and the safety of Minnesota’s voters, Senate DFL leaders called on Senate Republicans to join them in passing legislation to ensure fair and safe elections that would expand opportunities and alternatives for people to cast a ballot.