Tuesday, May 25, 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin. As the world pauses to reflect on this date, Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury) released the following statement:
Sen. Susan Kent
On May 17, 2021, the Minnesota Legislature adjourned without passing a two-year state budget. Earlier this morning, Governor Walz, Speaker Hortman and Majority Leader Gazelka announced agreement on joint budget targets, a preliminary step that allows each budget area to begin the work of negotiating specific budget items. A special session to pass budget bills will be required to prevent a full or partial shutdown of state government on July 1st.
With a little over a week to go in this year’s legislative session, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka announced on the Senate floor today that he will end all COVID-19 safety protocols on the Senate floor, beginning next week. This includes allowing all members back to the Senate floor at the same time, without social distancing, and without masks. This would go into effect before the restrictions have officially been lifted for other Minnesota workplaces.
Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent released the following statement in response to Governor Walz’s announced timeline to end COVID-19 restrictions.
Senator Susan Kent (DFL- Woodbury) will hold a town hall with special guest Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. The town hall will bring forward a discussion about elections, elections security,… Read More »Senator Kent Announces Elections Town Hall with Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon
[Release from Governor’s office] Governor Walz Joins Bipartisan Leaders in Minnesota Legislature to Call for Action on Police Reform
Governor Tim Walz today joined bipartisan leaders in the Minnesota Legislature to call for action among Minnesota Senate Republicans on police reform, following the passage of meaningful police reform legislation in the Minnesota House.