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.
The 2021 Legislative Session began Tuesday, January 5 with the ceremonial swearing-in of the 67 new and returning members of the Minnesota State Senate. State Senator Kent Eken (DFL-Twin Valley) will be returning to serve his third term as Senator for Senate District 4.
Senator Kent Eken issued the following statement in response to the passage of the Alec Smith Emergency Insulin Act and additional COVID-19 response relief by the Legislature.
The Minnesota Senate passed legislation unanimously Tuesday making COVID-19 an occupational disease covered by workers’ compensation. Senator Kent Eken issued the following response.
As COVID-19 continues to affect every aspect of daily life in the state, Senator Kent Eken (DFL-Twin Valley) wants Minnesotans to know they have resources available to them during this challenging time.
The Minnesota Senate passed legislation Thursday providing approximately $50 million for the Rural Finance Authority for user financed loans. Senator Kent Eken (DFL-Twin Valley) voted in favor of the bill.