On the Senate Floor today, Senate DFLers led by Senator Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury) pressed to deliver paid family and medical leave for Minnesotans so that no one has to choose between a paycheck and caring for a newborn, a newly-adopted child, or a family member who is sick.
On Tuesday evening, the Senate Transportation and Finance Committee advanced their omnibus budget bill on a party-line vote. The legislation, S.F. 1154, falls woefully short of addressing the needs of Minnesota’s transportation network by restricting the ability of Minnesota to access federal funds for infrastructure upgrades, blocks investments necessary to prepare for electric vehicles, exacerbates inequality, and ignores efforts to mitigate climate change.
Senator Susan Kent and Senator Lindsey Port call for action to protect Minnesota’s consumers and small businesses
On Monday, the Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee held its final scheduled hearing of the 2022 Legislative Session. With just nine days until the third legislative deadline, we’ve effectively missed the opportunity to make a difference on issues like catalytic converter theft, price gouging, consumer protection, and other bills that would lower costs and protect Minnesotans.
This forecast is positive news for Minnesota and presents us with an historic opportunity to make thoughtful decisions to help those who have struggled most during this pandemic – our frontline workers, families, and small businesses. Let’s support working families with investments in accessible childcare, affordable housing, and health care
Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury) announces today that after serving in the Minnesota Senate for 10 years, she will retire at the end of her term next year and not seek re-election. The decision was based on her need… Read More »Senator Kent announces retirement, stepping down as DFL Leader
After the recent alleged reports of a pattern of domestic abuse by Representative John Thompson, Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury) released the following statement.