Senator Ron Latz, DFL-St. Louis Park, released the following statement after the Metropolitan Council rejected all current bids for SWLRT construction.
Senator Ron Latz, DFL-St. Louis Park, and Representative Cheryl Youakim, DFL-Hopkins, with seventy-one legislators across the state, penned a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao supporting the Federal New Starts program which provides funding for transit projects nationwide, including SW LRT. Continued Federal support is critical to the region’s future economic success, traffic congestion reductions, and mobility increases.
At the Capitol, there have been multiple controversial policy provisions encased quietly into much larger budget bills required to operate the state government.
Under some circumstances, when a person gets pulled over and charged with driving while intoxicated, law enforcement can take the driver’s vehicle.
Sen. Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park) is working quickly to protect Minnesotans’ online privacy rights.
The Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate this month passed a $600 million handout to insurance companies with no guarantee that exploding health care rates will come down.