Sen. Wiger

Senator Wiger Statement on Second Special Session

Early Tuesday morning the Minnesota Senate adjourned its second Special Session. Legislators approved several policing reforms but failed to pass a bonding bill. In response, Senator Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood), released the following statement.

Senator Wiger Statement on Inadequate Support for School Safety

Despite requests from the Minnesota Department of Education for $275 million in federal Corona Virus Relief funds to assist schools in their re-opening in the fall, legislation introduced Monday fell far short of what is necessary to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff. In response, Senator Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood), ranking DFL member of the Senate Education Finance and Policy Committee, released the following statement.

Minnesota becomes first state to ban Trichloroethylene

Legislation was passed Thursday banning the use of trichloroethylene (TCE) in Minnesota, beginning June 1, 2022. The push for a ban of TCE comes in response to the discovery in 2019 that the Water Gremlin company had failed to report accurate emissions standards for more than 15 years.