Senator Steve Cwodzinski

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Senator Steve Cwodzinski Ushers Education Policy Bill to Passage in the Senate

Legislation Will Strengthen Schools and Support Students ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Tuesday, Education Policy Committee Chair Senator Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-Eden Prairie) ushered to passage a bill (SF 3567) that will help Minnesota’s students achieve academic and personal growth and… Read More »Senator Steve Cwodzinski Ushers Education Policy Bill to Passage in the Senate

Senator Steve Cwodzinski Presents Bill to Codify the Rights and Freedoms of Student Journalists

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Wednesday, Senator Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-Eden Prairie) spoke in support of students journalists in the Education Policy Committee as he presented his bill (SF 3998) to enshrine the right of free speech and expression for student… Read More »Senator Steve Cwodzinski Presents Bill to Codify the Rights and Freedoms of Student Journalists

Senator Steve Cwodzinski Celebrates Start of New Law Enforcement Mental Health Training Program

2023 Legislation Will Provide Better Mental Health Support for Law Enforcement Officers

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On January 19, the Adler Graduate School will launch a specialized training for therapists to learn how to more effectively support members of law enforcement and their families through mental health challenges. Senator Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-Eden Prairie) praised the start of the new program, which is funded through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety thanks to a grant created by his bill (SF 1087) in the 2023 legislative session.

Education Committee Chairs Hail K-12 Education Package as ‘Historic’

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Early Wednesday morning, Education Finance Committee Chair Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton) and Education Policy Committee Chair Senator Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-Eden Prairie) ushered the K-12 education omnibus bill (HF 2497) that will provide Minnesota schools with unprecedented funding to passage in the Senate on a 35-32 vote.

Senate Education Committee Chairs Speak on Passage of ‘Historic’ Investments in Minnesota Schools, Education Policy 

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Monday, Education Policy Committee Chair Senator Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-Eden Prairie) and Education Finance Committee Chair Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton) ushered three education bills that will provide Minnesota schools with unprecedented funding, support teachers and families, and help students become informed, capable citizens, to passage on the Senate floor. 

Senate Education Committee Chair Mary Kunesh Secures Funding for Minnesota Schools, Students, and Educators

Senate Education Committee Chair Mary Kunesh Secures Funding for Minnesota Schools, Students, and Educators

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, the Senate Education Finance Committee passed its education finance omnibus bill (SF 2684), securing $2.2 billion in funding for Minnesota schools to continue their work educating and empowering students in every ZIP code. Education Finance Committee Chair and chief author Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton) and Education Policy Committee Chair and co-author Senator Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-Eden Prairie) release the following statement: