Minnesota Senate DFLers Say New Republican U.S. Senate Proposal Would Supercede Minnesota Law, Impose Ban on Abortions

Lawmakers Say Proposed National Abortion Ban Would Take Away Reproductive Freedoms Across State Read More

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Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen Congratulates Ruth Richardson On being named CEO of Planned Parenthood North Central States

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen (DFL-Edina) today released the following statement - on behalf of the DFL Caucus - on the appointment of Ruth Richardson as CEO of Planned Parenthood North Central States.  Read More

Representative Frank Hornstein and Senator Scott Dibble Statement on the Office of the Legislative Auditor Report on Southwest Light Rail Transit

The Office of the Legislative Auditor released its special review on the Southwest Light Rail Transit: Project Budget and Timeline on Friday morning. The report reveals troubling issues concerning the initial planning costs of the project and the omission of key details by the Metropolitan Council to artificially lower the overall costs of SWLRT. Read More

Senate DFLers Support Minnesota’s Nurses in Fight for Fair Wages and Better Conditions

The Minnesota Nurses Association announced this week that more than 15,000 nurses will participate in a three-day strike later this month if a new contract is not reached. If no agreement is reached, the three-day strike would be the largest private sector nurses’ strike in United States history. Read More

DFL Senators on Tax Committee Say Minnesota Should Not Tax Residents Getting Student Loan Forgiveness

Two top DFLers on the Senate Tax Committee said today that they are pushing to ensure that Minnesotans eligible for the federal student loan forgiveness announced last week by President Biden will not be taxed on that relief.   Read More

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Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen Lauds Minnesota Workers on Labor Day

"On Labor Day we honor working men and women across Minnesota, who are central to our state’s success and to the success of our businesses and communities. Read More

Sen. Foung Hawj Says Key State Panel Advances His Task Force To Clean Up Pig’s Eye Landfill on St. Paul’s East Side

Senator Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul) said today that a key State environmental and natural resources panel has unanimously approved moving ahead with establishing a task force to clean-up the Pig's Eye landfil on St. Paul's East Side, a project that Sen. Hawj pushed through the State Legislature this year. Read More

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Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen Strongly Backs Minnesota Nurses Fighting for Long-Overdue Improvements in Working Conditions, Workplace Safety

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen (DFL-Edina) today released the following statement in support of Minnesota nurses who have voted to authorize a strike as they press for long-overdue improvements in working conditions and safety at hospitals across the state. Read More

Senator Nick Frentz Praises Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats for Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

Senator Nick Frentz (DFL-Mankato) hailed the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act on Friday, saying that the climate change, healthcare, and tax law will improve life for working families in Minnesota. Read More

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen: Sen. Dave Tomassoni to be Remembered 

For His Passion to Improve the Lives of Iron Rangers and All Minnesotans Says He Was Known for His Larger-Than-Life Personality, Selfless Work Ethic,  And Fierce and Effective Advocacy for Iron Range Jobs, Families, Communities St. Paul, MN- Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen (DFL-Edina) released the following statement on behalf of the DFL Caucus following the death of longtime Minnesota State Senator David Tomassoni (I-Chisholm), who served… Read More