In response to the growing challenge of the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota, a $331.5 million legislative package was passed today providing additional resources for state agencies, workers, businesses, and other entities in the fight against the virus.
Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent, Members Respond to Governor’s Announcement of Temporary Statewide School Closures
Governor Tim Walz ordered the temporary closure of schools by signing an executive order that allows school administrators and teachers to make long-term plans for the continuity of education and essential serivces during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate DFL members offered the following responses.
Lawmakers, community leaders announce legislation to strengthen student mental health with improved school-based supports
A group of state lawmakers, students, educators, a police chief and mental health experts all gathered at the State Capitol Monday for a common purpose: to strengthen school-based support for students struggling with mental health.
Minnesota would join a growing list of states and regions in protecting wildlife health by banning the use of lead in fishing tackle, an idea proposed by a group of Girl Scouts who attend Sunrise Middle School in White Bear Lake. The legislation is being carried by Senator Chick Wiger (DFL-Maplewood) and Representative Peter Fischer (DFL-Maplewood).
Use of the cancer-causing chemical trichloroethylene, more commonly known as TCE, would be banned for use in the state of Minnesota beginning January 1, 2022 thanks to legislation introduced by Senator Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood) Thursday.