In a party-line vote, legislation passed the Senate Floor that would penalize cities by requiring any unpaid assistance costs that they have incurred to come from their Local Government Aid or County Program Aid. Despite opposition from all major city and county organizations, the League of Minnesota Cities, the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, the Association of Minnesota Cities, and the Minnesota Inter-County Association. By encouraging cities to charge each other for emergency assistance, it could disrupt the ability for Minnesotans to help each other in times of need.
Today, the United Black Legislative Caucus announced its 2021 Legislative Agenda aimed at eliminating racial inequities and helping Black Minnesotans bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. The priorities are aimed at addressing disparities regarding economic opportunity, housing, education, health and human services, public safety, transportation, and environmental justice.
On Wednesday, February 10 at 11:30 a.m., members of the Legislature’s United Black Legislative Caucus will hold a virtual press conference to announce their 2021 Legislative Agenda. In recognition of Black History Month, the UBLC’s 10 members will outline their… Read More »Wednesday at 11:30: UBLC lawmakers to unveil 2021 Legislative Agenda
Just two years ago, Governor Tim Walz proclaimed the month of February as “Black History Month” in Minnesota. This proclamation recognizes the history and contributions of African American people to America and its democracy.
On January 6, 2021, demonstrators in Washington, D.C., vandalized public buildings, endangered the lives of lawmakers, staff, and the general public, and jeopardized the peaceful transfer of Presidential power.
Senator Champion thanks Minneapolis police, the mayor’s office and Gov. Walz for responding quickly to the looting and violence in downtown Minneapolis
St. Paul, Minn.— Today, Senator Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-Minneapolis) released the following statement in response to the unlawful and dangerous looting and violence in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday evening: “I would like to thank Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey,… Read More »Senator Champion thanks Minneapolis police, the mayor’s office and Gov. Walz for responding quickly to the looting and violence in downtown Minneapolis