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March 2022

Senate DFLers to Detail Comprehensive Public Safety Measures at Tuesday Presser

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Say Package of Bills to Reduce Crime Now, Prevent Crime in the Future ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Tuesday, March 22 at 12 p.m., the Senate DFL will announce a package of public safety proposals to reduce crime today, prevent crime in the future, and ensure safe and thriving neighborhoods and communities for Minnesotans.   What: Press Conference announcing Senate DFL public safety proposals   Who:  Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen               Senator Bobby Joe Champion              …

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Key Senate Housing Panel to Consider Senator Bobby Joe Champion’s Bill to Help First-Time Home Buyers in Communities of Color Senator Says Measure Would Close Homeownership Gap

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On Tuesday, March 22 at 1:00 PM, a key Senate Housing committee will consider​ Senator Bobby Joe Champion's (DFL – Minneapolis)​ legislation​ to close the homeownership gap by targeting $10 million to help communities of color acquire their first homes.  Sen. Champion's bill would appropriate the funds to the non-profit Build Wealth Minnesota to create home loans for first-time buyers. The bill will be considered by the Senate Housing Policy and Finance Committee on Tuesday.  Description: Senate Housing Policy and Finance Committee hearing…

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Senate Jobs Committee to Consider Senator Bobby Joe Champion’s Bill to Address Economic Inequity in Minnesota

March 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

On Wednesday, March 30 at 3 PM, the Senate Jobs committee will consider​ Senator Bobby Joe Champion​'s (DFL – Minneapolis) legislation to invest in job creation and economic development in communities of color. The bill would fund organizations that provide job training, invest in small businesses, and equip young people with the necessary skills to succeed in our economy.  Description: Senate Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy Committee hearing on SF 4253 Who: Senator Bobby Joe Champion Date & Time: Wednesday, March…

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April 2022

Legislators announce South St. Paul Town Hall for April 3rd

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Senator Matt Klein (DFL-Mendota Heights), Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) and Representative Rick Hansen (DFL-South St. Paul) have announced that they will be hosting a town hall meeting on Sunday, April 3 from 1-2:30 p.m. at South St. Paul City Hall.    The town hall is open to any and all constituents, and is an opportunity to hear an update about the 2022 Legislative Session from area legislators as well as to raise any questions, comments, or concerns.   What:…

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Senator Aric Putnam to Host In-Person Town Hall Thursday Night

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Senator Aric Putnam (DFL-St. Cloud) will host an in-person town hall meeting on Thursday, April 7 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Senator Putnam will provide an update on the progress of the legislative session and take questions from attendees. The town hall is open to any and all constituents. Registration is not required to attend, though it is encouraged. Attendees can register at bitly.com/PutnamAprilTownHall. WHAT: Senate District 14 Town Hall WHO: Senator Aric Putnam WHEN: Thursday, April 7, 7 - 8:00 p.m.…

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Senator John Hoffman to Host Community Meeting on Public Safety, Wednesday at Brooklyn Park Library, To Include Mayor Lisa Jacobson, Police Chief Craig Enevoldsen, County Commissioner Jeff Lunde

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On Wednesday, April 13, Senator John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin) will host a community meeting in Brooklyn Park to discuss efforts to ensure public safety in the city and surrounding areas.  The 1 p.m. meeting will include Brooklyn Park Mayor Lisa Jacobson, Police Chief Craig Enevoldsen, and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Lunde. The meeting is free and open to the public. Senator Hoffman said the DFL is pressing a $500 million package of public safety bills that will reduce crime today and prevent crime…

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State and Local Officials to Host Community Conversation on Public Safety Thursday Night

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

State and local officials will host a community conversation on public safety this Thursday, April 14 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Senator Aric Putnam (DFL-St. Cloud) will be joined by Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington, St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis, St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson, and St. Cloud Fire Chief Matt Love for a panel discussion followed by Q&A with audience attendees. The community conversation is open to all. Attendees do not need to register in advance but will be asked…

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May 2022

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen, Senator Chuck Wiger, and others to hold Media Availability following Conclusion of Senate Session

May 3

Following the conclusion of the Senate floor debate on the Senate Education Bill, Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen, Senator Chuck Wiger, and other DFL Senators will hold a media availability.    What: Media availability following the conclusion of today’s session   Who:  Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen Senator Chuck Wiger   When: Immediate following conclusion of today’s session  

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Senate DFLers to Hold Presser on Protecting Reproductive Health Care Rights and Supporting Children and Families

May 12

Following the conclusion of today’s floor session, Senate DFLers will hold a press conference on their efforts today to protect reproductive health care rights and support children and families.    What: Press Conference on efforts to protect reproductive health care rights and support children and families    When: Thursday, May 12               2:30 p.m. or 30 minutes following the end of session   Where: Capitol Press Conference Room               B 971

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Senate DFLers and Attorney General Ellison to Hold Presser on Efforts to Protect Consumers and Families

May 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Senate DFLers and Attorney General Keith Ellison will be holding a press conference today to discuss efforts on the Senate floor to protect consumers and by bringing forward legislation that would create a law against price gouging in Minnesota. Coming amidst a nationwide shortage of baby formula, the legislation is urgently needed to prevent families from being forced to pay 2 or 3 times as much as normal for this critical need.   What:   Press conference on efforts to…

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