Senator Kari Dziedzic Elected to Lead New Senate DFL Majority

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Today, the new Senate DFL majority elected Senator Kari Dziedzic (Minneapolis) to lead the Caucus when the Legislature returns to the Capitol in January, 2023.  Read More

Senate DFL Leaders Say Frontline Worker Bonuses Will Reward More than One Million Minnesotans Who Helped Get State Through Most Difficult Part of Pandemic

One Million Minnesotans Who Helped Get State Through Most Difficult Part of Pandemic Senators Say Long-Overdue Payments are Far Less Than They Pushed For, After Senate Republican Majority Repeatedly Blocked… Read More

Senator Chuck Wiger Statement on Today’s “Feeding our Future” fraud indictments 

ST. PAUL, Minn. - In response to federal criminal charges announced today against 47 defendants implicated in fraudulent behavior with the Feeding our Future food program, Senator Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood),… Read More

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… 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… 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… 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.… Read More