Senate Republicans Adjourn Before Finishing Work

SAINT PAUL, MN— Today, the Minnesota Senate adjourned the 2020 special session before finishing the work Minnesotans are calling for. Among the unfinished work is a robust bonding bill, meaningful criminal justice reform legislation, and critical federal funding for local governments. Following adjournment, Senator Jeff Hayden released the following statement:

“The Senate Republicans’ decision to adjourn special session is a major disappointment not only to the members of the legislature that want to do their work but to the entire state of Minnesota. They failed to pass transformative criminal justice legislation and left a lot of other critical work unfinished. Yet, they are comfortable packing up and going home,” said Assistant Minority Leader Senator Jeff Hayden. “All special session they shut Senate members out instead of working in good faith. Minnesotans expect better and deserve more from their state leaders.”

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Jeff Hayden represents District 62, which includes portions of south Minneapolis in Hennepin County in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

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