ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Sunday, Senate Transportation Chair Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis) ushered a transformational transportation budget through the Senate. The budget addresses the needs for long-awaited, long-term investments in transportation across the state. The bill addresses Minnesota’s crumbling infrastructure by providing ongoing funds for transit, roads, and bridges. It is an important advance in combatting climate change. It ensures everyone, no matter who they are or where they live has access to where they need to go.
Senate Transportation Chair Scott Dibble Secures Funding Towards Minnesota Transportation Infrastructure
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – On Thursday, the Senate passed the Transportation omnibus budget bill (HF 2887) on the floor. The bill would provide a historic investment in Minnesota’s transportation infrastructure. Following the vote, Senate Transportation Committee Chair Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis) released the following statement:
Senate Passes Trans Refuge Bill, Conversion “Therapy” Ban, and Reproductive Freedom Defense Act in Landmark Day for Justice and Autonomy
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Friday, the Minnesota Senate passed three bills that protect Minnesota’s LGBTQ+ community by banning torture by conversion “therapy” (HF 16); defending health care providers and people seeking reproductive health care (HF 366); and protecting trans youth and their families from out-of-state attacks on gender-affirming health care (HF 146).
Representative Frank Hornstein and Senator Scott Dibble Statement on the Office of the Legislative Auditor Presentation on Southwest Light Rail Transit
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Wednesday, the Legislative Audit Commission heard a presentation of findings from the Office of the Legislative Auditor on the Southwest Light Rail Transit Construction: Metropolitan Council Decision Making. The presentation revealed that from the time construction commenced to current day, the project has increased by 38% and delayed by several years, a sign of a troubled project.
Bill would help nearly 60,000 Minnesotans attend college without tuition or fees
SAINT PAUL, MN – A bill to create a tuition-free college program for tens of thousands of middle- and low-income Minnesota students passed the Senate Higher Education Committee on Tuesday. The legislation would fund grants for all Minnesota resident students with a family adjusted gross income of $120,000 or less. Prior to the hearing, several DFL Senators spoke in favor of the proposal.
Senator Scott Dibble’s Bill to Ban the Barbaric Practice of Conversion “Therapy” Heard in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Wednesday, a bill to prohibit the barbaric practice of conversion “therapy” in Minnesota received its first hearing in the Health and Human Services Committee. Chief author Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis) testified in support of the bill.