On Thursday, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced findings that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination had been found in 98 out of 101 closed landfills across the state, and that 59 of these closed landfills in 41 counties have levels that exceed the Minnesota Department of Health’s health-based guidance values for PFAS. PFAS are forever chemicals that have been shown to cause adverse health effects such as changes in development, liver and thyroid function, immune response, increased kidney damage, and certain cancers.
Senator Jim Carlson
As the most diverse caucus in the history of the Minnesota Senate, Senate DFLers offer a vision for a better Minnesota with priorities that will improve people’s lives and protect their fundamental rights. Members of the Senate DFL held a press conference to announce their priorities for the 2021 legislative session and released the following statement:
The State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Committee held a hearing Tuesday under the pretense of reviewing the security of Minnesota’s November Election. In response to the Republican effort to spread disinformation about the election, the DFL members of the committee released the following statement.
The Minnesota Senate passed a $1.87 billion economic development package Thursday that included bonding for public assets and infrastructure, supplemental budget provisions, and several changes to state tax policy. “With such low interest rates this bonding bill is an unprecedented… Read More »Senator Carlson Votes Yes on Jobs and Economic Stimulus Package
The Senate State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Committee held a hearing Thursday on Minnesota’s election administration and security. The overview demonstrated that county election administrators are prepared to handle the expected increase in absentee and mail-in ballots for… Read More »Senate Committee Hearing Reveals Minnesota’s Elections are in Good Hands