Senator Jim Carlson

Jim Carlson represents District 51, which includes Eagan and areas of Burnsville. Learn more about Sen. Carlson. Read more news from Sen. Carlson.

Senator Jim Carlson statement on passage of Omnibus State Government Finance Bill

The State Government Finance Omnibus Bill passed off the Senate Floor on Friday, June 25. While the bill includes important policy provisions and necessary funding for critical state agencies, a surprise poison pill amendment was added by Senate Republicans to end the governor’s emergency powers on July 1, while Governor Walz has announced he will end his emergency powers August 1.Ending the FEMA-mandated emergency powers will cost Minnesota $90 million in federal funding that is primarily dedicated to low-income assistance. Senate Republicans further prevented a popular non-partisan amendment to fund Greater Minnesota County Attorney’s requests to the Attorney General’s office for assistance in prosecuting serious criminal cases.