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.

Senate DFL statement on special session and frontline worker pay

The Frontline Workers Pay Working Group was brought together to divide $250 million amongst our frontline workers for all their hard work and dedication to helping Minnesota get through the pandemic. The bipartisan group has to complete their work before the Legislature can be called into a special session to vote on it.

Sen. Murphy, Rep. Frazier, and Majority Leader Winkler appointed to Frontline Worker Pay Working Group

Senator Erin Murphy (DFL-Saint Paul) and Representative Cedrick Frazier (DFL-New Hope), co-authors of the Essential Workers Emergency Leave Act, with a panel of legislators that include Majority Leader Representative Ryan Winkler, have been appointed to the Frontline Worker Pay Working Group that will determine the distribution of the $250 million included in the Minnesota state budget dedicated to frontline workers. The funding was made possible by one-time federal funds from the American Rescue Plan.

Senator Murphy responds to Agriculture budget bill

Yesterday on the Senate floor, the omnibus agriculture and rural development budget bill (SF 958) passed. The bill includes $40 million for border-to-border broadband expansion and an additional $80 million if federal funds become available. The bill contains no new funding to support Minnesota farmers and people living in rural places as Minnesota emerges from a year long pandemic.