Although the news of the surplus is certainly encouraging, especially considering a deficit was initially anticipated, we must proceed with care and caution when deliberating over how best to use the additional funds –especially in a time of crisis.
This week, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) added 305 bodies of water to the impaired waters list for a total of 2,904 bodies with 6,168 existing impairments across the state of Minnesota. This list included PFAS contamination found in bodies of water in Greater Minnesota.
Governor Walz, Rep. Huot, and Sen. Clausen visit Minnesota Zoo to highlight “Your Shot to Summer” vaccine incentive campaign
Governor Walz visited the Minnesota Zoo yesterday, June 3, 2021, to continue his tour highlighting the state’s “Your Shot to Summer” COVID-19 vaccine incentive campaign. The campaign aims to encourage Minnesotans to roll up their sleeves and get their vaccine during the next month. The goal is to reach 70 percent of Minnesotans over the age of 16 to be vaccinated by July 1 by providing rewards for those getting their first dose of the vaccine in June.
“As we came to the close of the 2021 legislative session, it was disappointing that the work Minnesotans elected us to do was not completed on time. As elected officials, we don’t have the luxury to stop working when we disagree with what is being discussed. We have a job to do on behalf of the people of Minnesota to work together, engage in discussions, and reach a resolution.
Today, the Minnesota Senate passed the Omnibus State Government and Elections Budget Bill. Senator Greg Clausen (DFL-Apple Valley) released the following statement on the bill:
On Tuesday, April 20, 2021 a jury declared former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on three counts in the death of George Floyd: second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.