Sen. Fateh

Senate Republicans attack Minnesota’s elections and public workers

On a party line vote Wednesday, Senate Republicans moved forward the State Government Omnibus Budget Bill, which includes $23 million of budget cuts. These budget reductions to state agencies would create significant cuts in staffing levels, impede agency responsiveness, increase waiting times for services, and reduce the quality of services provided.

Senate GOP Votes to Subsidize Million Dollar Salaries for Insurance CEOs

On Monday, March 1, 2021, Senate Republicans brought a bill extending Minnesota’s “reinsurance” plan to the Senate floor. The reinsurance program subsidizes non-profit healthcare insurance providers, including $106 million in state funds and $77 million in federal pass-through funding with the goal of lowering insurance premiums on the individual marketplace. In addition, the reinsurance program also costs the state of Minnesota an estimated $100 million in federal funding for MinnesotaCare

UBLC lawmakers announce 2021 Legislative Agenda

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.