Senator Erin Murphy

Erin Murphy represents Senate District 64, which includes portions of the Saint Paul community. Learn more about Sen. Murphy. Read more news from Sen. Murphy.

Key Senate DFLers Say Push to Secure Drought Relief for Hard-Hit Minnesota Farmers and Ranchers Crosses Finish Line, Continued Support Necessary as Producers Hit by Widespread Storm Damage

Key Senate DFLers said today that their months-long push to secure disaster relief for Minnesota farmers and ranchers hit hard by last year’s severe drought has passed the Senate and now heads to Governor Walz for his signature. This comes as recent widespread storm damage has impacted producers across Minnesota.

Drought Relief Passes Senate, Receives Unanimous DFL Support

Following Senate passage of critically important drought relief legislation that delivers $7 million in targeted grant-based relief to livestock and specialty crop producers and an additional $1.5 million in low-interest loans, Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen and DFL Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee said they will continue to push to finalize the package as it heads to a House-Senate conference committee.

Senate DFLers Hold Hearing on an Agenda for Working Minnesotans

To highlight the needs facing Minnesota workers, Senate DFLers held an informational committee hearing to discuss a package of bills that would raise pay, improve safety, and protect working Minnesotans on Monday. The hearing specifically highlighted a package of bills that have yet to receive action in the Republican-controlled Senate.