In an attack on the Walz’s administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Senate Republicans have threatened to fire Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm during a potential special session. In response, Senator John Marty (DFL-Roseville), released the following statement:
This week, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) added 305 bodies of water to the impaired waters list for a total of 2,904 bodies with 6,168 existing impairments across the state of Minnesota. This list included PFAS contamination found in bodies of water in Greater Minnesota.
Friday, Minnesota state legislators gathered on the steps of the capitol to announce the formation of the Reproductive Freedom Caucus. This new caucus was formed to promote and protect the reproductive rights of all Minnesotans.
Sen. John Marty (DFL – Roseville) received the 2021 “Outstanding Legislator Award” from the Bluffland Whitetails Association (BWA). John Zanmiller, Director of Community and Government Affairs for the BWA said the award was, “in recognition of Sen. Marty’s courage in working to address the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Minnesota from deer farming operations.
On April 20th, 2021 the jury in the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin for the nurder of George Floyd declared the defendant guilty on three counts: second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Following the announcement of the verdict, Senator John Marty (DFL- Roseville) released the following statement:
Today, Senator John Marty (DFL-Roseville) offered a strong response to the problem of catalytic converter theft with an amendment that would make it a crime to possess a used catalytic converter that is not attached to a car, unless it is marked with the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) from the car it was attached to.