Senator Susan Kent’s statement on Chauvin verdicts

It was announced Tuesday afternoon that a guilty verdict had been found by the jury in the case of State of Minnesota v. Derek Michael Chauvin on all three of the counts of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Read More

POCI Caucus Statement on Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

On Tuesday, April 20, the jury reached a guilty verdict on all charges in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. The Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus released the following statement: Read More

Senator Ron Latz on the guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin

It was announced Tuesday afternoon that a guilty verdict had been found by the jury in the case of State of Minnesota v. Derek Michael Chauvin on all three of the counts of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Read More

Minneapolis State Senators react to the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin

Today, April 20th, the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial released a verdict of guilty on all three counts of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Read More

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Senator Bigham and Representative Jurgens Tour Pleasant Hill Library Vaccination Site

As more community vaccination sites open throughout the state, Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) and Representative Tony Jurgens (R-Cottage Grove) toured the latest vaccine clinic to open in Dakota County, at Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings. Read More

Senate passes Legacy Finance omnibus budget bill

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Senate passed SF 971, the 2021 omnibus Legacy Finance bill, by a unanimous vote. In 2008, Minnesota voters took a bold step to preserve Minnesota’s legacy by investing in four key areas: clean water, outdoor heritage, arts and culture, and parks and trails. The Legacy Amendment generates funding to support projects… Read More

Senator Kent’s statement on the passing of Vice President Walter Mondale

Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent released the following statement on the passing of former Vice President Walter Mondale: Read More

Senator Kent’s statement on public safety funding

Governor Walz issued a request under the federal Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) to bring assistance from Ohio and Nebraska to Minnesota in advance of the Derek Chauvin trial verdict. Today, Senate Republicans fast tracked the passing of those emergency funds to the state. Read More

Senator Ron Latz statement on passage of omnibus judiciary and public safety bill

The Minnesota Senate passed the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Omnibus budget bill Thursday, which provides $70 million, after making some accounting changes and funding Disaster Assistance, in new funding for the courts and Guardian Ad Litem program as well as other programs in the committee’s jurisdiction for employee compensation and health insurance costs. Read More

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Tax credit for Minnesota brewers, liquor retailers, and wholesalers heard in Senate Taxes Committee

The Senate Taxes Committee heard legislation Thursday that would provide help to Minnesota’s liquor industry as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan legislation, SF 2064, would provide a temporary tax credit for Minnesota’s brewers, liquor retailers, and wholesalers who had to buy back or dump their products, or purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)… Read More