On Thursday, the Minnesota Senate passed the HF 1684, the transportation omnibus budget bill, by a vote of 40 to 26. The bill contains nearly $7 billion in funding for a range of transportation projects, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and the Department of Public Safety.
Senator Jerry Newton
Jerry Newton is a state senator who represents Blaine, Coon Rapids, and Spring Lake Park. He is the Ranking Member of the Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Committee and a member of the following committees: Family Care and Aging; and Higher Education Finance and Policy. Sen. Newton is also a member of the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission and the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission. A high-resolution photo of Sen. Newton is available for download here. Learn more about Sen. Newton. Read more news from Sen. Newton.
Thank you for your work to ensure that all Minnesotans voices and perspectives are heard in our state legislature. As we work for the good of all Minnesotans, we write to strongly encourage you to support legislation that we will be introducing alongside Representative Hodan Hassan. This bill makes small changes to ensure that all Minnesotans have full access to the religious freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Minnesota.
On January 6, 2021, demonstrators in Washington, D.C., vandalized public buildings, endangered the lives of lawmakers, staff, and the general public, and jeopardized the peaceful transfer of Presidential power.
The 2021 Legislative Session began Tuesday, January 5 with the swearing-in of the 67 new and returning members of the Minnesota State Senate, including Senator Jerry Newton (DFL-Coon Rapids) who will be returning for his second term.
The Minnesota Senate passed legislation Wednesday providing alternative pathways for veterans who face criminal sentences, a move that will help ensure positive outcomes for those struggling to return to civilian life. “Many of our veterans return to civilian life carrying… Read More »Restorative Justice for Minnesota’s Veterans
Minnesota Veterans affected financially by COVID-19 can now apply for financial assistance thanks to new funding approved by the legislature. Approximately $6.2 million is available in two new grants available for veterans. Senator Jerry Newton offered the following response.