Sen. Putnam

Senator Putnam votes yes for PPP tax relief for small businesses

Legislation passed off the Minnesota Senate floor Thursday on a bipartisan vote of 55-12 conforming Minnesota tax law with federal guidance to exempt recipients of Paycheck Protection Plan loans from state taxes. The measure provides immediate relief for small businesses who are in the midst of filing their taxes.

Senator Putnam Introduces Hunger-Free Campus Legislation

College students facing food insecurity on Minnesota college and university campuses would receive crucial assistance under the Hunger-Free Campus Act (SF 1103), which was introduced on February 17. According to survey results of Minnesota college students from 2018-19, 2 in 5 colleges students are facing or have faced food insecurity.