Today, Senate DFL Caucus Leaders Melisa López Franzen (DFL-Edina), Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton), Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul), and Nick Frentz (DFL-North Mankato) released the following statement:
Senate Approves Sen. Foung Hawj’s Bill to Establish a Task Force to Clean Up Pig’s Eye Landfill on St. Paul’s East Side
Senator Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul) said today that the Senate has passed his legislation to establish a task force to explore ways to accelerate the clean-up at the Pig’s Eye landfill, and the measure will now be sent to Governor Walz to be signed into law.
Senator Foung Hawj Encourages MN Frontline Workers To Apply for Bonus Checks Earned During Deadly Pandemic
Senator Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul) said today that more than 667,000 Minnesota frontline workers are eligible for one-time bonus checks of up to $750 and she encouraged workers to sign up for updates about eligibility and the application process at frontlinepay.mn.gov. The legislation authorizing the checks passed the Senate recently and was signed into law by Governor Walz.
Senator Foung Hawj Says Senate Passes Long-Awaited Bonus Checks For Minnesota Frontline Workers Who Went to Work During Deadly Pandemic
Senator Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul) said that on Friday, the Senate approved $500 million in long-awaited bonus checks for 667,000 Minnesota frontline workers – including thousands of workers in St. Paul – who got the state through the past two years of a deadly pandemic.
Senator Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul) today pushed his legislation to award grants to Minnesota groups working to expand the number of farmers of color in the state, saying the measure would provide resources and tools for African American farmers needing help in their farming operations, while also increasing access to fresh food and cutting the number of food deserts in communities of color.
Key Environmental Committee Advances Sen. Foung Hawj’s Bill to Establish a Task Force to Clean Up Pig’s Eye Landfill
Senator Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul) said today that his legislation to establish a task force to explore ways to accelerate the clean up of the Pig’s Eye landfill, located on St. Paul’s East Side, has been advanced by the Senate Environment Policy Committee.