SAINT PAUL, MN. – On Wednesday, the Attorney General’s Office issued new guidance on how legislation passed in this year’s education budget governs the conduct of school resource officers (SROs). The office’s opinion reiterates that officers are permitted to use “reasonable force” in any situation that poses a risk of bodily harm, and clarified that the law “does not limit the types of reasonable force that may be used by public officers to carry out their lawful duties.”
Senator John Hoffman Celebrates More Than $170 Million in Capital Investment and Infrastructure Funding
SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Earlier this month, Governor Tim Walz signed a $2.6 billion capital investment package and a $1 billion transportation budget to fund construction, renovation, and redevelopment projects. Senator John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin), who authored or co-authored bills that combined for more than $170 million, welcomed the bills being signed into law as a major victory for his district and the state.
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – In response to the crisis facing Minnesota’s long-term and disability care industry, Senator John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin) has introduced the Caregiver Stabilization Act (SF 7) to increase wages and strengthen the industry.
Senator John Hoffman Votes to Replenish Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and Deliver Frontline Worker Checks
After months of negotiations between the House, Senate, and Governor, a final agreement was reached on a package to replenish the unemployment insurance trust fund and deliver hero pay to frontline workers. The legislation, S.F.2677, passed the Senate by a vote of 65-1 on Friday, with Senator John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin) voting yes for the bill.
At a time of political partisanship, two local Senators came together for the community. Senator John Hoffman and Senator Jim Abeler made the season bright for children who are in the hospital over the holiday at their 11th annual Tiny Tots Toy Drive. Toys collected were delivered by the Coon Rapids Fire Department to the pediatric wing of Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids as well as Prairie Care in Brooklyn Park.
Earlier today, it was reported that Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee was the victim of a racially-motivated attack in October while in Los Angeles taping Dancing with the Stars. In response Assistant Senate DFL Leader Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul), Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove), and Senator John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin) released the following joint statement.