Sen. Susan Kent, Sen. Matt Little, and Rep. Laurie Halverson to hold Twitter town hall on paid family leave

ST. PAUL, MN – As the paid family and medical leave and the caregiving crisis continues to be discussed, Sen. Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury, Sen. Matt Little, DFL-Lakeville, and Rep. Laurie Halverson, DFL-Eagan, are inviting Minnesota workers, families, advocates, and the public to join the conversation on the limited access of paid family leave which is affecting thousands of Minnesotans.

WHO:             Senator Susan Kent, Senator Matt Little, and Representative Laurie Halverson

WHAT:           Twitter Town Hall

WHEN:           Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 12 p.m.

WHERE:         Follow @SenateDFL on Twitter and use #PaidLeaveMN and #mnleg to join the conversation (323 in the Minnesota State Capitol for behind-the-scenes pictures/video)

Senator Susan Kent Representative Steve Sandell Representative Tou Xiong

ST, PAUL, MN – On Saturday, April 13 Senator Susan Kent, Representative Tou Xiong, and Representative Steve Sandell will hold a public listening session at Woodbury Central Park to talk about developments in the legislative session and give attendees a chance to weigh in.

Who: Senator Susan Kent, Representative Steve Sandell and Representative Tou Xiong

What: Listening Session

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10 – 11 a.m. Doors open at 9:30

Where: Woodbury Central Park, 8595 Central Park Pl, Woodbury, MN

Senate, House DFL Leaders to Push Back on Republican Obstructionism

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — In one of only two divided legislatures in the United States, commonsense bills for statewide progress have been refused public hearings in the Republican-controlled state Senate. Senate and House DFL leaders will join together Thursday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m. to call on the Republican Senate to work across the partisan aisle to help build the kind of state Minnesotans deserve.

WHO: Senate DFL Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook

Assistant Senate DFL Leader Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis

Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park

Assistant Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury

House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley

WHAT: Press conference with DFL leaders from the Minnesota Senate and House calling on Senate Republicans to stop blocking progress for Minnesotans.

WHERE: Capitol Press Room B971

WHEN: Thursday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Ellison, Kent, Sandell to hold community listening session

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — State Senator Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury, and state Rep. Steve Sandell, DFL-Woodbury, will join Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison for a community listening session Monday, March 25. Kent and Sandell will provide brief updates on the legislative session and Ellison will discuss how the attorney general’s office can help people afford their lives and live with dignity. The three officials will then spend the remainder of the event listening to comments and concerns from attendees.

WHO: Attorney General Keith Ellison, Sen. Susan Kent, Rep. Steve Sandell, community members

WHAT: Community listening session, open to the public and the press

WHERE: Woodbury Central Park Community Center (Amphitheater), 8595 Central Park Pl., Woodbury, MN 55125

WHEN: Monday, March 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Kent responds to delay in full HAVA funding

While the House of Representatives passed a bill approving full Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funding today, Senate Republicans continue to delay. Minnesota is the only state in America that has failed to release $6.6 million in HAVA funds from the federal government to their statewide election administrator. State Senator Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury, released the following statement.