ST. PAUL, Minn – Senator Foung Hawj (DFL- St. Paul) stood alongside his immigrant friends, family and constituents on Thursday in solidarity with the ‘Day without Immigrants’ boycott. Many businesses and restaurants throughout St. Paul and Minneapolis joined in on the boycott by closing their doors in support of employees and a protest against President Trump’s […] Read more
Rep. Jason Metsa (DFL – Virginia) and Sen. Susan Kent (DFL – Woodbury) have introduced the Minnesota Paid Family and Medical Leave Act of 2017. In proposing the legislation, the bill authors pointed to growing disparities for low-wage workers, an aging population increasingly dependent on care from family members, and a need to provide Minnesota families a sense of economic peace of mind following birth or the need to care for a loved one.
Sen. Ron Latz, DFL-St. Louis Park, introduced legislation today to benefit main streets and neighborhoods all across Minnesota. Latz’s This Old House and This Old Shop proposal incentivize reinvestment in communities by providing targeted property tax relief for improving older homes and businesses.
A bill authored by Sen. Nick Frentz (DFL-N. Mankato) and Rep. Clark Johnson (DFL-N. Mankato) that would make rollover protection kits more affordable for school farming programs passed with unanimous, bipartisan support in the Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Policy Committee. Rollover protection kits include a roll bar and a safety belt, which are 99 percent effective in preventing death or serious injury in rollover accidents.
Senator Greg Clausen (DFL – Apple Valley) has been appointed to the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission.
Sen. Carlson chief authors bill to ban handheld cellphone use while driving: Hands free devices would still be acceptable
Sen. Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan) joined his bipartisan House authors this week to announce a new bill that would prohibit the use of cell phones while driving except for the use of a hands free device.