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.
Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury) released the following statement after the news of Senator David Tomassoni’s (I-Chisholm) recent ALS diagnosis.
Today, the Minnesota Senate adjourned sine die after an extended special session where Senate Republicans decided to take up a handful of commissioner confirmations. After adjournment, Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury) released the following statement: “The Senate adjourned sine die today… Read More »Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent statement on finally adjourning sine die
Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent statement on Senate Republicans refusing to adjourn sine die in order to consider commissioner confirmations
Today, the Senate Republicans refused to adjourn the special session, even though the House adjourned sine die, and all of the budget bills have been signed by the governor, including the tax bill. On the Senate floor this morning, it was confirmed that the GOP Majority is planning to take up commissioner confirmations next week and extend the special session indefinitely.
Yesterday, the Minnesota Legislature passed the last of the budget bills to avoid a government shutdown. The governor has now signed all of the budget bills into law. In the early morning hours of July 1, the legislature passed a tax bill and adjourned.
Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent’s statement on Senate Republican changes to the state government omnibus bill
Today, Senate Republicans, led by Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, proposed and passed amendments to the state government omnibus bill that waives the penalties on businesses who violated COVID-19 safety precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. In addition, they also voted to bring an abrupt end to Governor Walz’s emergency powers immediately, which effectively ends $45 million a month in emergency SNAP benefits for those who have been hardest hit by the pandemic and deal with food insecurity.