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 Secures $6.89 Million in Funding for Local Projects in Bonding Package

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Monday, the Senate approved $6.89 million in funding for projects authored by Senator Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan) as part of a bipartisan bonding package. The package included $5 million to Dakota County for the Minnesota River Regional Greenway in Fort Snelling State Park and $1.89 million to revamp and revitalize the sacred native land of Oheyawahe-Pilot Knob. After Senator Carlson voted to pass the bonding package, Senator Carlson released the following statement:

Senate Passes Senator Jim Carlson’s Bill to Protect and Expand the Freedom to Vote

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Friday, the Senate approved the Elections budget Conference Committee Report. The budget will invest in Minnesota’s elections, protect and expand the freedom to vote, and increase disclosure of money in politics. The Elections bill, chief authored by Senator Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan), was incorporated into the State Government budget bill to create the State Government and Elections budget bill.

Senate Elections Committee Chair Jim Carlson Secures Historic Investment to Strengthen Minnesota Elections

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Monday, the Senate Elections Committee passed its omnibus budget bill (SF 1636), securing $10 million in funding to support elections in Minnesota, expanding voter access, and supporting the Secretary of State Office. Elections Committee Chair Senator Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan) is the chief author of the omnibus budget bill.