Leader Kent’s statement on Representative John Thompson

After the recent alleged reports of a pattern of domestic abuse by Representative John Thompson, Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury) released the following statement. Read More

Leader Kent’s statement on the news of Senator Tomassoni’s ALS diagnosis

Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury) released the following statement after the news of Senator David Tomassoni’s (I-Chisholm) recent ALS diagnosis. Read More

Senator Dibble reacts to the Executive Order banning conversion “therapy” in Minnesota

Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan held a signing ceremony today for Executive Order 21-25, a historic Executive Order protecting LGBTQ+ youth from the harmful practice of conversion “therapy.” Read More

Sen. Murphy, Rep. Frazier, and Majority Leader Winkler appointed to Frontline Worker Pay Working Group

Senator Erin Murphy (DFL-Saint Paul) and Representative Cedrick Frazier (DFL-New Hope), co-authors of the Essential Workers Emergency Leave Act, with a panel of legislators that include Majority Leader Representative Ryan Winkler, have been appointed to the Frontline Worker Pay Working Group that will determine the distribution of the $250 million included in the Minnesota state… Read More

Senator Jason Isaacson’s statement on Round 10 Dual Training Grant

The Round 10 Dual-Training Grant has been awarded to two recipients, Apple Tree Dental and IPS Cranes, to provide select employees with on-the-job training and industry-standard credentials in their respective fields. These resources will provide these employees with the opportunity to advance their careers and further their education. Read More

Senator Rest thanks former Commissioner Laura Bishop

Laura Bishop resigned from her post as the Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) on July 6. Following her resignation announcement, Senator Ann Rest (DFL-New Hope) has released this statement: Read More

Senator Ann Johnson Stewart’s statement on the end of the legislative session

Today, the Minnesota Senate adjourned after a prolonged special session intended to approve Commissioner appointments. Last week, the Legislature finished passing all of the budget bills needed to avoid a government shutdown. After adjournment, Senator Ann Johnson Stewart (DFL-Minnetonka) released the following statement: “I’m pleased that we did our collective job as legislators by avoiding a shutdown. As… Read More

Senator Carlson statement on Senate adjournment

The Minnesota Senate adjourned sine die Wednesday, reacting to a motion by Senate Minority Leader, Susan Kent, to end the inefficient and costly Special Session.. In response Senator Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan) released the following statement: “Today’s adjournment brings to a close a special session that was an exhibit of political theater perpetuated by our Senate… Read More

Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent statement on finally adjourning sine die

Today, the Minnesota Senate adjourned sine die after an extended special session where Senate Republicans decided to take up a handful of commissioner confirmations.   After adjournment, Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury) released the following statement: “The Senate adjourned sine die today after a special session was unnecessarily extended by Senate Republicans for the sole purpose of… Read More

Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent statement on Senate Republicans refusing to adjourn sine die in order to consider commissioner confirmations

Today, the Senate Republicans refused to adjourn the special session, even though the House adjourned sine die, and all of the budget bills have been signed by the governor, including the tax bill. On the Senate floor this morning, it was confirmed that the GOP Majority is planning to take up commissioner confirmations next week… Read More