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
Senator Jim Carlson
Jim Carlson represents District 51, which includes Eagan and areas of Burnsville. Learn more about Sen. Carlson.
The Senate State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Committee held a hearing Thursday on Minnesota’s election administration and security. The overview demonstrated that county election administrators are prepared to handle the expected increase in absentee and mail-in ballots for… Read More »Senate Committee Hearing Reveals Minnesota’s Elections are in Good Hands
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.
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.