Today, members of the Senate DFL attempted to move nine bills out of Committee and on to General Orders that would protect the reproductive rights of Minnesotans and support Minnesota’s families and children. One of the bills was SF 3780 authored by Senator Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis):
Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen (DFL-Edina) said today that Senate DFLers stood strongly behind Ukraine in its fight against deadly Russian aggression when the caucus supported efforts to terminate all State of Minnesota contracts and investments relating to Russia and its ally Belarus.
Today, Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) released the February budget forecast, estimating an increase in $1.507 billion for the current biennium yielding a $9.253 billion positive budgetary balance.
With a forecasted $7.7 billion budget surplus for the upcoming 2022 Legislative Session, providing housing stability must be a priority according to ranking DFL-lead on the Senate Housing Finance and Policy Committee Senator Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis).
Today, Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) released the November budget forecast, estimating a $7.7 billion positive budgetary balance. The dramatic change since the May forecast is due to strong growth in individual income, consumer spending, and corporate profits.
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.