Senator Ron Latz Responds to Hennepin County Email Data Retention

Senator Ron Latz (DFL – St. Louis Park) will introduce legislation to place guardrails on high priority, official record, email data retention—marking minimum retention periods and destruction methods. Sen. Latz intends to further clarify what emails should be kept for official record and have a greater value to the public.


Senator Ron Latz Responds to False Attacks on SWLRT

GOP killed road and bridge funding across the state because they wouldn’t let metro counties pay for its own transit. The South West Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) project has been subjected to willful disinformation by those who oppose transit categorically. The false arguments about the legislative process allow Republicans to obscure the truth and their […] Read more

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Senator Ron Latz Announces Prison Population Reform Package

Today, State Senator and Senate Judiciary Chair Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park) announced a comprehensive legislative package aimed at reducing Minnesota’s prison population and ensuring a fairer criminal justice system. This comes after several meetings of the Prison Population Task Force, which brought together a bipartisan group of legislators and stakeholders to address the prison population issue.

Sen. Ron Latz Introduces Police and Community Confidence Act

February 2, 2015  Our communities rely on a careful and fragile symbiosis between its citizens and those who enforce the law. Due to several high profile events, a division has grown between law enforcement agencies and the people they are sworn to protect and serve. Trust in our legal process is the most important factor […] Read more

Sen. Ron Latz Plans To Fully Fund Southwest Light Rail Transportation Project

At the start of the 2015 legislative session, the Governor, as well as Democrats and Republicans in both the House and the Senate, expressed their interest in dealing with Minnesota’s mounting transportation issues. However, with all the conversations on roads and bridges, some in the legislature are ignoring the importance of the Southwest Light Rail […] Read more