ST. PAUL, Minn – In recognition of her work to promote equity and strong advocacy for policies and investments to reduce economic disparities for Minnesota’s communities of color, Senator Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) was recognized by Voices of Racial Justice as… Read More »Senator Dziedzic recognized as a Champion of Racial Equity
The Senate supplemental tax omnibus bill provides tax relief for working families, helps combat the growing burden of student debt, and creates a new paid leave program for Minnesota workers. The bill passed the Senate with a vote of 37-30 Wednesday. Tax Committee member Senator Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) praised the bill’s focus on families and students.
Patent assertion entities (PAEs) who deceptively target small businesses can now face legal action thanks to S.F. 1321, which passed off the Senate Floor unanimously today. The bill gives the Attorney General authority to pursue civil action against PAEs – commonly called patent trolls – who make bad faith claims against someone on a patent infringement.
The Senate Equity Subcommittee co-chaired by Sen. Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis) and Sen. Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-Minneapolis) convened its first hearing today on the anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 which provided for equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or national origin.
Today Sen. Chuck Wiger, Chair of the E12 Committee in the Senate held a press conference with Sen. Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury), Sen. Vicki Jensen (DFL-Owatonna), Sen. Kevin Dahle (DFL-Northfield), Sen. Katie Sieben (DFL-Cottage Grove), and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook). Many DFL Senators attended to show their support for this Senate DFL Caucus priority. The proposals included agriculture educator grant, preK investments, a voluntary program to address the shocking student to counsellor ratio, funding Teacher Training and Development, and addressing the teacher shortage crisis.
St. Paul, Minn.—Today the Paid Family and Medical Leave Coalition held a press conference headlined by bill chief author Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Katie Sieben (DFL-Cottage Grove). Many DFL Senators attended to show their support for this important bill. The… Read More »Workplaces need to work for workers