Sen. Foung Hawj Elected Senate Chair of Key Commission that Recommends Funding for Important Minnesota Environmental and Natural Resources Projects

New LCCMR Role Is Third Key Leadership Position Senator Hawj Has Assumed Since January, A First for Any Senator of His Cultural Heritage  ST. PAUL, Minn. – Senator Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul) has been elected as the… Read More

Senator Judy Seeberger’s Bill to Fund Renovation for Hastings Minnesota Veterans Home Heard in Capital Investment Committee

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, the Senate Capital Investment Committee heard Senator Judy Seeberger’s (DFL-Afton) legislation to increase funding for the Hastings Minnesota Veterans Home renovations. In response, Senator… Read More

Senator Liz Boldon’s Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Mental Health Care Receives Consideration in Health and Human Services Committee

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Senator Liz Boldon (DFL-Rochester) presented two bills in the Health and Human Services Committee Wednesday evening that would improve mental health care for Minnesotans across the… Read More

Senator Steve Cwodzinski Presents Bill to Expand Mental Health Support for Law Enforcement

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Wednesday, Senator Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-Eden Prairie) presented a bill that would help provide comprehensive mental health support to law enforcement officers. SF 1087 would fund… Read More

Senator Heather Gustafson’s Corrections Officer Bill Heard in Judiciary and Public Safety Committee

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Wednesday, Senator Heather Gustafson’s (DFL-Vadnais Heights) bill to increase funding and support for corrections officers was heard in the Judiciary and Public Safety committee. In response,… Read More

Senator Sandra Pappas Ushers Bill to Fund Violence Prevention Research Through Judiciary and Public Safety Committee

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee heard testimony on a bill (SF 412) that would give one-time funds to The Violence Project, a… Read More

Senator Nicole Mitchell’s Veterans’ Restorative Justice Update Passes

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Wednesday, the Senate passed a bill to clarify and revise the Veterans’ Restorative Justice Act of 2021. Chief author Senator Nicole Mitchell (DFL-Woodbury), a Lt.… Read More

Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic Says Two More Bipartisan Measures Pass Senate Wednesday

Senator Nicole Mitchell's Veterans Justice Bill and Senator Bonnie Westlin's Bill Governing Electronic Wills Both Approved Unanimously  SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) said today the Senate passed two more bipartisan bills; one to… Read More

Senator Erin Murphy Statement on Veterans Home Hearing

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Tuesday, the Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Committee held an informational hearing on conditions for staff and residents at the Hastings Veterans Home.… Read More

Senate Education Committee Chairs Hail Budget Agreement as an Investment in Minnesota’s Future

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Tuesday, Governor Tim Walz, Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic, and House Speaker Melissa Hortman announced an agreement on key budget decisions, including historic investments in… Read More