Bipartisan Insulin Deal Reached: Sen. Little Convenes Negotiations Among DFL and GOP House, Senate Members

“It’s far from perfect, but this deal will save lives,” Sen. Matt Little (D-Lakeville) commented while announcing a bipartisan framework to provide emergency insulin supplies to patients in extreme need, “And every day we fail to act, another young person might die without emergency access to insulin. All we’ve got left is to hammer out the funding mechanism and we could pass this in a special session.”

Metro Mobility Expansion Signed into Law

On Tuesday, Governor Tim Walz held a ceremonial bill signing for legislation expanding Metro Mobility to Lakeville, an issue Senator Matt Little (DFL-Lakeville) began advocating for as the mayor of Lakeville six years ago and introduced a bill in the first week of the 2019 Legislative Session to make it a reality.

Metro Mobility Expanding to Lakeville

With today’s passage of the Transportation Budget Omnibus bill, Metro Mobility services will now extend to Lakeville. Senator Matt Little (DFL-Lakeville) has been a strong advocate for this service and releases the following response.

Still Time for the Alec Smith Emergency Insulin Act

As negotiations on the compromise Health and Human Services Budget Bill continue between the House and Senate, it was announced that provisions for emergency access to insulin, the Alec Smith Emergency Insulin Act, would not be included in the final bill. Senator Matt Little (DFL-Lakeville) called on legislators to get back to the negotiating table to ensure this bipartisan priority is included in the final bill.

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)

No Joke: Senators to Convene ‘Senate Committee on Banned Bills’ on April 1st

“These bills could save many lives and tax dollars,” Sen. Little (DFL-Lakeville) previewed, “But they haven’t been given a single senate hearing. Our democracy isn’t supposed to work this way- it’s the worst kind of partisanship.” The fictitious ‘Senate Committee on Banned Bills’ will hold a very real hearing on April 1st at 9:00am in 1100 Minnesota Senate Building to review a variety of legislation that have been refused committee hearings in the senate. This committee hearing will be open to the public and people are encouraged to attend.