Senate Bonding Committee Heading to the Iron Range

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Senate Capital Investment Committee (also known as the Bonding Committee) will be in Northeast Minnesota from Sept. 15-17. The third day of the tour will comprise visits to the Soudan Underground Mine State Park and Hibbing Community College where the committee will hear from eight groups in the region all requesting […] Read more

High Profile Laws Going into Effect July 1

Medical marijuana, increased funding for schools & greater child protections begin tomorrow ST. PAUL, Minn. – Starting July 1, qualifying patients will be able to receive their first dose of legal medical marijuana at two centers located in the Twin Cities. Several other sites will be opening next year including one in Hibbing and St. […] Read more

Senate Environment and Jobs Bill Represents Big Wins for Greater Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Senate Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Omnibus Bill continues this session’s trend of placing greater emphasis on jobs and economic development in rural parts of the state. The bill passed the Senate Floor on a 37 to 22 vote on Wednesday. Sen. David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm) carried the bill as Chair […] Read more

Sen. Tomassoni Responds to Governor Dayton’s State of the State Address

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Thursday evening, Governor Dayton delivered his fifth State of the State Address to an enthusiastic crowd of legislators in the Minnesota House of Representatives Chamber. Governor Dayton, still fresh off his recent re-election, spoke about how successful Minnesota is, and how fully transformational its recovery has been since the days […] Read more

Sen. Tomassoni Invites Volkswagen to Minnesota for Second Time

ST. PAUL, Minn. – In response to a Tennessee lawmaker’s harsh anti-union rhetoric while referring to a Volkswagen plant’s recent expansion plans, Sen. David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm) has sent an open letter to the President and CEO of Volkswagen. The letter urges Volkswagen to consider moving to Minnesota, where we value companies and the workforce’s that […] Read more

Legislation Aims to Help Minnesotans with Mental Illness

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Monday the Senate Environment and Economic Development Committee heard emotional testimony about the power of a state program that helps persons with mental illness find employment. The current DEED-funded Individual Placement and Support (IPS) employment programs have a proven model of success in helping people with mental illness find meaningful […] Read more