Senator Chuck Wiger

Chuck Wiger represents District 43, which includes portions of Ramsey and Washington counties in the northeastern Twin Cities metropolitan area. Learn more about Sen. Wiger. Read more news from Sen. Wiger.

Senator Chuck Wiger Statement on Today’s “Feeding our Future” fraud indictments 

ST. PAUL, Minn. – In response to federal criminal charges announced today against 47 defendants implicated in fraudulent behavior with the Feeding our Future food program, Senator Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood), ranking DFL-Lead on the Senate Education Finance and Policy Committee,… Read More »Senator Chuck Wiger Statement on Today’s “Feeding our Future” fraud indictments 

Senate DFL Leader Lopez Franzen and Senator Wiger say Senate Education Bill is an Insult to Minnesota’s Students, Parents, and School Staff

With a historic opportunity to address long unmet needs and the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on our students, parents, and school staff, Senate Republicans failed to deliver for the state’s schools by passing a supplemental budget bill that falls embarrassingly short. Despite a $9.25 billion budget surplus, the Republican majority advanced a final bill that spends a paltry $30.7 million on a vote of 37-29.

Senate DFLers: Republican Education Agenda Badly Fails to Meet the Moment

Top Senate DFLers said today that the Senate Republican Majority missed a key opportunity to help hard-hit Minnesota​ students, parents, teachers and schools recover from two years of an unprecedented pandemic when it offered unnecessary, burdensome, and divisive legislation that does nothing to address the real needs facing every school in every community across the state.