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Equity Subcommittee Holds First Hearing

The Senate Equity Subcommittee co-chaired by Sen. Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis) and Sen. Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-Minneapolis) convened its first hearing today on the anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 which provided for equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or national origin.

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Senator Pappas, Representative Hortman hold press conference on S.F. 3198

Senator Sandy Pappas (DFL – St. Paul) and Representative Melissa Hortman (DFL – Brooklyn Park) held a press conference today to discuss legislation that seeks a report evaluating fossil fuel investments by the State Board of Investment for public employee and teacher pension and retirement funds. The report is a first step toward evaluating Minnesota’s pension investments in fossil fuels, with the ultimate goal of divestment.

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DFL Senators work to expand education opportunities

Today Sen. Chuck Wiger, Chair of the E12 Committee in the Senate held a press conference with Sen. Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury), Sen. Vicki Jensen (DFL-Owatonna), Sen. Kevin Dahle (DFL-Northfield), Sen. Katie Sieben (DFL-Cottage Grove), and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook). Many DFL Senators attended to show their support for this Senate DFL Caucus priority. The proposals included agriculture educator grant, preK investments, a voluntary program to address the shocking student to counsellor ratio, funding Teacher Training and Development, and addressing the teacher shortage crisis.

Workplaces need to work for workers

St. Paul, Minn.—Today the Paid Family and Medical Leave Coalition held a press conference headlined by bill chief author Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Katie Sieben (DFL-Cottage Grove). Many DFL Senators attended to show their support for this important bill. The following Senators have released statements of support for paid family and medical leave, a Senate […] Read more