ST. PAUL, Minn.–Senator Alice Mann (DFL-Edina) released the following statement today:
“Earlier this week, I suffered from a medical emergency. I was diagnosed with cholecystitis, inflammation of the gallbladder. My doctor informed me that I needed emergency surgery to remove my gallbladder. While the timing is not ideal, I am recovering without complications from this painful surgery. At the advice of my doctor, I will be spending the next two weeks away from the Capitol.
This session, I chief authored legislation to implement a statewide Paid Family and Medical Leave program. I presented the bill in numerous committees, the legislation passed on the Senate floor, and I served as the Senate chair of the Paid Family and Medical Leave conference committee. I intended to present the Conference Committee Report for the statewide program on the Senate floor, making this priority bill a reality for Minnesotans.
Unfortunately, I will not physically be at the Senate to present the Conference Committee Report or to celebrate when we pass this historic legislation. I am thankful for my Senate colleagues who have stepped up and will help bring the Paid Family and Medical Leave legislation to the finish line.
I will continue to be active during the final week of the legislative session; by reading my emails, communicating with my colleagues, and utilizing remote voting.”