Senator Sandy Pappas and Representative Rena Moran Issue Statement Following Media Availability on ERA Compliance Legislation

Senator Sandy Pappas and Representative Rena Moran hosted a media availability today to discuss newly proposed legislation to conduct a review of Minnesota statutes and codes to align with the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Read More

Minnesota Health Plan Caucus Co-Chairs issue Statement Following Launch of Caucus

A bicameral group of over 50 legislators from the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives today launched the Minnesota Health Plan Caucus, which aims to advance legislation that would reduce costs, expand coverage, and guarantee healthcare for all Minnesotans. Read More

Governor’s Economic Security Proposals Will Deliver Strong Benefits for Minnesotans says Senator Ann Rest

Governor Walz announced proposals to strengthen economic opportunity and security for Minnesotans Thursday. The package includes direct financial support of $1.7 billion to frontline workers and families, targeted tax cuts that will reduce the costs of child care for families, and investments in workforce development.  Read More

Senator Dziedzic to Push for Rental Subsidy Funding in the 2022 Legislative Session

With a forecasted $7.7 billion budget surplus for the upcoming 2022 Legislative Session, providing housing stability must be a priority according to ranking DFL-lead on the Senate Housing Finance and Policy Committee Senator Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis).  Read More

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen Backs Governor’s Response to Record COVID-19 Surge; Says Republican Senate Continuing to Ignore Crisis

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen issued the following statement on Governor Walz's plans to deal with the record surge in COVID-19 cases brought on by the Omicron variant and Senate Republicans’ response: Read More

Senators Karla Bigham, Matt Klein Announce Push to Reduce Crime, Improve Public Safety

Senator Karla Bigham (DFL – Cottage Grove) and Senator Matt Klein (DFL – Mendota Heights) announced that they will press several measures during the upcoming legislative session to provide communities with the resources they need to improve public safety.  Read More

Statement from Senator Mary Kunesh on Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council announcing grantees

In response to the alarming statewide rise in deaths and addiction to opioids, in 2019, the Minnesota Legislator created the Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council (OERAC) and the Opiate Epidemic Response Account (OERA). Read More

With Omicron Variant Surging, Senate DFL Leader López Franzen, Senator Wiklund Press Senate Republicans to Expand State Capitol COVID Protect

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen and Senator Melissa Wiklund today renewed their call for the Senate Republican majority to dramatically expand COVID protections in Senate-controlled areas of the State Capitol complex and the Minnesota Senate Building, saying the current approach puts Senators, staff, the visiting public and even taxpayers at risk. Read More

Senate DFL Leader López Franzen and Senator Jim Carlson Statement on Anniversary of January 6 Insurrection

On the one year anniversary of the Capitol insurrection that was incited by former president Donald Trump, Senate DFL Leader López Franzen and State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Lead Senator Jim Carlson issued the following statements: Read More

Statement from Senate DFL Leader López Franzen

In response to the investigation into Senate sexual harassment policies, Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen issued the following statement: Read More