In the waning hours of the 2022 Legislative Session, the Senate unanimously passed an omnibus mental health package to fund programs and provide resources necessary to tackle Minnesota’s growing mental health crisis. The package includes approximately $92.7 million in funding for mental health initiatives.
Senator Jason Isaacson: Senate Republicans abdicated their responsibility to Minnesotans by Failing to Act on Redistricting
Senator Jason Isaacson (DFL-Shoreview), the top Democrat on the Senate Redistricting Committee, said the Senate Republican majority abdicated its responsibility on redistricting by failing to engage Minnesotans in a serious process that would lead to new maps of state Legislative and Congressional districts.
Legislation to make it more likely frontline workers would receive workers’ compensation coverage if they contracted COVID-19 during the January surge of Omicron was heard in the Senate Committee on Labor and Industry Policy Wednesday.
Minnesota’s firefighters, peace officers, and nurses, legislation passed this week reinstating and extending their ability to collect workers compensation in case they contract COVID-19 on the job more easily.
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.
Friday, Minnesota state legislators gathered on the steps of the capitol to announce the formation of the Reproductive Freedom Caucus. This new caucus was formed to promote and protect the reproductive rights of all Minnesotans.