Application window open to apply for equity funding grants

Non-profits across the state have the opportunity to apply for funding from eight new and existing programs. The funding is meant to serve a wide variety of people – including women in high wage, high demand and non-traditional jobs, emerging entrepreneurs that are either women, people of color, veterans or those with disabilities or grants can help aid organizations in need of a variety of business needs like financial management or strategic planning.

Professional Engineers Benefit under Sen. Dahle Bill

(St. Paul, MN)- A bill to cut down on red tape for Minnesota’s professional engineers passed the Senate today on a 63-0 vote. Senator Kevin Dahle (DFL-Northfield) authored the bill, which would remove the need for an additional license or certification for engineering actions already covered under the professional engineering license. If signed by the […] Read more

Senate Environment and Jobs Bill Represents Big Wins for Greater Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Senate Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Omnibus Bill continues this session’s trend of placing greater emphasis on jobs and economic development in rural parts of the state. The bill passed the Senate Floor on a 37 to 22 vote on Wednesday. Sen. David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm) carried the bill as Chair […] Read more

Senator Champion: Jobs Grants for Hard to Place Workers

I am carrying bipartisan legislation to establish a new $4 million grant program to create jobs for long-term and chronically unemployed Minnesotans. The goal of the bill is to find employment for hard to place workers and ultimately reduce their burden on government services. The bill specifically targets veterans, those recently incarcerated, and those with […] Read more

Jobs Package Aims to Help Rural Minnesota

In a multi-member unified effort to address jobs training, housing needs and a skills gap in Greater Minnesota, a package of bills authored by Sen. Dan Sparks (DFL-Austin), Sen. LeRoy Stumpf (DFL-Plummer) and Sen. David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm) were presented in the Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee this week.

Sen. Marty Introduces Worker Dignity Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. – In a move that aims to improve the lives of low-income workers and move them out of poverty, Sen. John Marty (DFL-Roseville) introduced a “Worker Dignity” Bill, Senate File 890. The legislation would continue the phased-in increase in the minimum wage, provide funds to help workers afford child care, and boost […] Read more