A bicameral group of over 50 legislators from the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives today launched the Minnesota Health Plan Caucus, which aims to advance legislation that would reduce costs, expand coverage, and guarantee healthcare for all Minnesotans.
On November 23rd, House Republicans sent a letter to Governor Walz requesting the use of all remaining American Rescue Plan Act funds and additional general fund dollars to provide a $1.3 billion dollar tax cut to Minnesota employers on their unemployment insurance obligations.
This week, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) added 305 bodies of water to the impaired waters list for a total of 2,904 bodies with 6,168 existing impairments across the state of Minnesota. This list included PFAS contamination found in bodies of water in Greater Minnesota.
Friday, Minnesota state legislators gathered on the steps of the capitol to announce the formation of the Reproductive Freedom Caucus. This new caucus was formed to promote and protect the reproductive rights of all Minnesotans.
Today, Monday June 28, the People of Color and Indigenous Caucus (POCI) introduced a number of amendments to the Public Safety and Judiciary budget bill. This is in response to the absence of several necessary accountability measures in the current bill language. The POCI Caucus is also calling on Governor Walz to use his executive authority to enact several reforms. The POCI Caucus released the following statement.