Senator Erin Murphy (DFL-Saint Paul), Representative Liz Boldon (DFL-Rochester), and Representative Cedrick Frazier (DFL-New Hope) are calling upon the Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature to take action against the spread of misinformation on COVID-19 and the vaccine. WHAT A press conference to… Read More »A call to end dangerous COVID-19 misinformation
Sen. Murphy, Rep. Frazier, and Majority Leader Winkler appointed to Frontline Worker Pay Working Group
Senator Erin Murphy (DFL-Saint Paul) and Representative Cedrick Frazier (DFL-New Hope), co-authors of the Essential Workers Emergency Leave Act, with a panel of legislators that include Majority Leader Representative Ryan Winkler, have been appointed to the Frontline Worker Pay Working Group that will determine the distribution of the $250 million included in the Minnesota state budget dedicated to frontline workers. The funding was made possible by one-time federal funds from the American Rescue Plan.
“It is deeply disappointing to close this session with such minimal progress. After months of work this session, the budget targets, delivered today, are ambiguous. Without clarity, I am not confident they will meet the needs of Minnesotans.
Yesterday on the Senate floor, the omnibus agriculture and rural development budget bill (SF 958) passed. The bill includes $40 million for border-to-border broadband expansion and an additional $80 million if federal funds become available. The bill contains no new funding to support Minnesota farmers and people living in rural places as Minnesota emerges from a year long pandemic.
On Sunday, April 11, 2021, Daunt Wright was fatally shot by Brooklyn Center police. Senator Erin Murphy (DFL-Saint Paul) released the following statement about this tragic incident:
At a press conference today, a bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House and Senate urged the swift adoption of legislation to comprehensively update Minnesota’s criminal sexual conduct code to address contradictions, loopholes, and other shortcomings which create barriers for survivors to receive justice. The push follows a recent Minnesota Supreme Court ruling that when prosecuting a sexual assault case, “mentally incapacitated” doesn’t include a person who became intoxicated after voluntarily consuming alcohol.