Following the passage of legislation to provide up to $750 in one-time bonus pay to eligible frontline workers, Senator Greg Clausen (DFL-Apple Valley) is encouraging workers to sign up for updates about eligibility and the application process at frontlinepay.mn.gov.
Senator Karla Bigham Joins Bipartisan Roundtable on Proposed Expansion to Public Safety Officers’ Benefit Program
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL – Cottage Grove) said today that she attended a bipartisan roundtable with Congresswoman Angie Craig, local leaders, and law enforcement officials to discuss state and federal proposals to expand the survivor benefits for public safety officers. Currently, death by suicide resulting from work-related PTSD is not accepted as a “death in the line of duty.” This hurts families of public safety officers by excluding them from receiving survivor benefits.
This week, by a vote of 64-0, the Senate passed a Veterans and Military Affairs supplemental policy and finance bill after negotiations between Senate Republicans and House DFLers produced an agreement. Thanks to the advocacy by House DFL Members, the… Read More »Veterans and Military Affairs bill gets green light, Senate DFLers deliver unanimous support
Original Senate target: $150 million (to pay for 6th year of reinsurance) Global target: $16 million The conference committee on the omnibus Energy and Commerce bill met six times during regular session and adopted a handful of provisions, including: Extending… Read More »Commerce and Energy Omnibus Policy and Finance still unfinished
Senator Ron Latz (DFL-Saint Louis Park), ranking DFL Lead on the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee releases the following statement in regards to the police reform hearings that Senate Republicans have promised to hold this session:
The Omnibus Budget and Policy Bill passed the Minnesota Senate on Tuesday on a vote of 39-27. The bill provides no additional money for Housing, which was disappointing for many DFLers. It also includes legislation that provides an offramp for… Read More »Housing Omnibus Budget and Policy Bill passes off the Senate Floor