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.
Earlier today, the United States Capitol building was breached by a violent mob, incited by President Trump, temporarily putting a halt to the certification of the results of the presidential election and leading to several arrests and injuries.
The Minnesota Senate passed a $217 million COVID-19 relief bill that will assist small businesses across the state, provide relief through direct grants to businesses and counties, and a thirteen-week extension for unemployment insurance benefits. After voting in favor of the bill, Senator Melisa Franzen issued the following statement.
Following remarks from Republican legislative leaders on allowing the Minnesota Legislature to be given priority consideration for a COVID-19 vaccine, State Representative Heather Edelson (DFL-Edina) and State Senator Melisa Franzen (DFL-Edina) released the following statement: “As legislators and mothers of young… Read More »Edina lawmakers statement on prioritization of vaccinations for educators
Sen. Melisa Franzen released the following statement in response to Minnesota Management and Budget’s recent presentation of the financial future and economic forecast of Minnesota.
Late last night, Senators Melisa Franzen (SD 49), Nick Frentz (SD 19), and Foung Hawj (SD 67) were elected by the Senate DFL caucus to serve as their assistant leaders.