Senator Melisa López Franzen

Melisa López Franzen represents District 49 in the southwest Twin Cities metropolitan area. Learn more about Sen. Franzen. Read more news from Sen. Franzen.

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen: Minnesotans Want Us to Finish Our Work

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen (DFL-Edina) expressed deep frustration with the lack of agreement and unwillingness to compromise in the closing hours of the legislative session that prevented enactment of promised tax cuts, and funding for top priorities like schools, nursing homes, public safety, and a job-creating bonding bill, and urged lawmakers to finish the job. 

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen Warns GOP Majority Not to Go Home Before Finishing The Work Agreed to Earlier this Week

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen (DFL-Edina) said today that the Senate DFL Caucus is ready to finish work agreed to earlier this week to provide tax relief, funding for priorities like schools, nursing homes, and public safety, as well as a job-creating bonding bill and she warned the Republican majority not to go home before doing so.

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen Says Urgent Push to Ensure Reproductive Rights, Help for Mothers and Families Rejected by GOP Majority

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen(DFL-Edina) said DFLers made an urgent push on the Senate floor today to protect reproductive health care rights in Minnesota and to support the state’s children and families with a series of bills that were all rejected by the Senate Republican  majority. 

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen Says GOP Tax Bill Prioritizes Wealthy Tax Breaks, Shortchanges Other Minnesota Priorities

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen (DFL-Edina) said that the costly tax break bill the Republican majority pushed through the Senate today will send hundreds of millions of dollars each year to the wealthiest Minnesotans, while denying tax cuts to more than 540,000 Minnesota taxpayers because their income is too low.  The costly bill will also prevent efforts to address priorities like education, health care, housing and public safety.