SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Senate President Bobby Joe Champion (DFL — Minneapolis) said that the Minnesota Senate passed the Jobs, Economic Development, and Labor budget bill on Tuesday evening, making historic investments in Minnesota’s communities and positioning Minnesota to be a leader in bioindustrial and semiconductor manufacturing.
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Today, April 11 marks the two-year anniversary of the murder of Daunte Wright by Brooklyn Center police. In response to the anniversary, the Senate People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus issued the following statement:
Minnesota Senate POCI Caucus Voices Support for Tennessee Lawmakers Expelled After Gun Reform Protest
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, April 6, Tennessee’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to expel two Black lawmakers, Justin Jones and Justin Pearson—just failing to oust a third representative, Gloria Johnson, by one vote—a week after the three Democrats led a gun reform protest in the chamber. This follows yet another mass shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville that left three 9-year-olds and three adults dead.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Friday, the City of Minneapolis unanimously approved a court enforceable agreement with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights that requires the City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Police Department to make transformational changes to curb race-based policing and recognize the civil rights and humanity of community members.
Senator from North Minneapolis Heralds the Bill Signing as a Monumental Occasion SAINT PAUL, Minn. – This morning, Governor Walz signed Restore the Vote (HF 28) into state law. The legislation, chief authored by Senate President Bobby Joe Champion (DFL – Minneapolis),… Read More »Senate President Bobby Joe Champion’s Restore the Vote Signed into Law by Governor Tim Walz
Members of Senate POCI Caucus Praise Historic Passage of Restore the Vote and Drivers Licenses for All
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – In a victory for the rights and dignity of tens of thousands of Minnesotans, the Senate passed legislation Tuesday to Restore the Vote for formerly incarcerated people and then passed legislation early Wednesday morning to allow Driver’s Licenses for All Minnesotans regardless of immigration status. The legislation, HF 28 and HF 4, passed by votes of 35-30 and 34-31 respectively.