Minnesota Senate Adjourns Second Special Session After Passing Police Accountability Measures, No Local Jobs and Projects Bill

SAINT PAUL, MN— Today, the Minnesota State Senate adjourned a second special session after passing foundational police accountability legislation led by the People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) caucus. Although, work on a robust bonding bill, that would create jobs across the state, remained unfinished. Following adjournment, Senator Jeff Hayden released the following statement:

“The compromise reached on police accountability is a step in the right direction, but it’s certainly not enough. While this falls short of the fundamental changes people across Minnesota and the country have demanded, this is a step in the right direction,” said Assistant DFL Leader Senator Jeff Hayden. “I am deeply disappointed we adjourned before finishing our work on a robust local jobs and projects bill. The COVID-19 pandemic and the civil unrest after the murder of George Floyd has made the urgency for the rebuilding and job creation these investments would create, even greater.”

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Jeff Hayden represents District 62, which includes portions of south Minneapolis in Hennepin County in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

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