Sen. Hoffman Appointed as Chair of Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Sen. John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin) was honored recently when Governor Mark Dayton appointed him Chair of the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD). The Council’s mission is to provide information, education and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self-determination, integration and […] Read more

Sen. Hoffman Comments on 25th Anniversary of the Signing of the ADA

ST. PAUL, Minn. – This weekend, Americans are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On July 26, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed the law that gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, […] Read more

Senate Passage of HHS Bill Big Deal for Persons with a Disability

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Thanks to the hard work of Sen. John Hoffman, (DFL- Champlin, Brooklyn Park and Coon Rapids) persons with disabilities and their families are one step closer to having the financial supports they need. The following bills were all chief authored by Hoffman and included as part of the Senate’s Health and […] Read more

State’s Olmstead Plan Gets a Helpful Boost with Passage of Senate Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The state of Minnesota took an important step forward this week after the Senate passed a bill to create an Olmstead Training Grants Program. This program will help persons with a disability gain access to services in the most integrated settings appropriate to their needs. It’s an important step forward in […] Read more