On Sunday, police fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center. The Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus released the following statement:
On Friday, April 9, 2021, Senator Jim Carlson (DFL- Eagan) and Senator Melisa Franzen (DFL- Edina) will host a virtual STEM Advocacy Day at the Capitol to advocate for STEM education funding. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The event will include presentations from student robotics teams and dialogue with STEM nonprofits in attendance. In advance of the virtual event, Senators Carlson and Franzen released the following statements:
On Friday, March 26, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. the Senate DFL will be hosting a remote hearing on legislation (Senate File 1205) presented by Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent that would provide Paid Family and Medical Leave benefits for Minnesota… Read More »Senate DFL announces hearing on Paid Family and Medical Leave
On March 11th, 2021, the Minnesota Senate passed Senate File 263, which provides tax relief to Minnesota businesses that received Paycheck Protection Plan loans and to Minnesotans that received unemployment compensation from the CARES Act. After voting yes on the bill, Senator Melisa Franzen (DFL- Edina) released the following statement:
The women of the Senate DFL gathered today virtually to rally for Minnesota to finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The federal Equal Rights Amendment was originally written in 1923 and finally passed by Congress in 1972. Minnesota ratified the ERA one year later in 1973. After nearly 100 years, the ERA bill was passed in the Minnesota House in 2019, but did not make it past the Republican-controlled Senate.
Today on the Senate Floor the GOP introduced Senate File 1, a bill to revoke the current and future Governor’s ability to close businesses or limit their capacity using the power of an executive order.