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.

Senate DFLers Statement on Transportation Budget Bill

On Tuesday evening, the Senate Transportation and Finance Committee advanced their omnibus budget bill on a party-line vote. The legislation, S.F. 1154, falls woefully short of addressing the needs of Minnesota’s transportation network by restricting the ability of Minnesota to access federal funds for infrastructure upgrades, blocks investments necessary to prepare for electric vehicles, exacerbates inequality, and ignores efforts to mitigate climate change.

Senate Republicans Continue Efforts to Undermine Minnesota’s Elections

In their latest efforts to pass legislation based on spurious election conspiracy theories, Senate Republicans moved legislation in the State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Committee that would make Statewide Voter Registration System data public. In other states that have passed legislation similar to this, the data has been weaponized to harass and intimidate, including being used to falsely accuse voters of improperly voting or to falsely remove people from voter rolls.