Minnesota Hemp Industry Gets a Boost in 2019

Several new provisions benefiting Minnesota’s hemp industry moved forward in 2019 thanks to Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove). Three provisions carried by Senator Bigham were included in legislation passed in the Special Session to strengthen transparency, update the regulatory framework, and support this burgeoning industry for Minnesota.

Hayden Responds to Special Session HHS Bill

The health and human services omnibus budget bill passed the Minnesota state Senate in a special session today 67-0. Assistant Senate DFL Leader Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, released the following statement in response.

Metro Mobility Expanding to Lakeville

With today’s passage of the Transportation Budget Omnibus bill, Metro Mobility services will now extend to Lakeville. Senator Matt Little (DFL-Lakeville) has been a strong advocate for this service and releases the following response.

Bill Passes Senate to Protect Students from Predatory Landlords

The Minnesota Student Association (MSA) bill to protect renters from predatory landlords was included in the 2019 Omnibus Judiciary Bill that passed today with bipartisan support. Senator Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) authored the MSA bill to address two problematic leasing practices—unit specific leasing and short leases.

Sen. Torres Ray to be honored at 8th Annual DFL Humphrey-Mondale Dinner

State Senator Patricia Torres Ray (DFL-Minneapolis) will be honored at the 8th Annual Minnesota DFL Humphrey-Mondale Dinner on Friday, May 24th at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The dinner celebrates leaders in the DFL party who make significant contributions to the Democratic party and the State of Minnesota.