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Senate Majority Leader Erin Murphy Says Senate Confirms Matt Varilek as DEED Commissioner

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Senate Majority Leader Erin Murphy (DFL- St. Paul) said today the Senate has unanimously confirmed Matt Varilek as Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). “Matt Varilek has already shown he has the experience, understanding and the talent… Read More »Senate Majority Leader Erin Murphy Says Senate Confirms Matt Varilek as DEED Commissioner

Senator Zaynab Mohamed Leads Tenants’ Rights Bill to Pass in the Minnesota Senate

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Monday, April 8, the Minnesota Senate passed the Tenants’ Rights Omnibus Bill, authored by Senator Zaynab Mohamed (DFL-Minneapolis). One-third of Minnesotans are renters, and these changes will give them stronger protections and better opportunities to… Read More »Senator Zaynab Mohamed Leads Tenants’ Rights Bill to Pass in the Minnesota Senate

Senator Foung Hawj Celebrates Passage of Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations Bill on Senate Floor

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Today, the Minnesota Senate passed the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund Bill by a vote of 41-25. Senator Foung Hawj (DFL – St. Paul) serves as Chair of the Senate Environment, Climate, and Legacy Committee… Read More »Senator Foung Hawj Celebrates Passage of Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations Bill on Senate Floor

Senator Heather Gustafson Introduces Legislation to Bolster School Funding

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, April 4, the Senate Education Finance Committee heard Senate File 3449 and Senate Fille 4184, bills authored by Senator Heather Gustafson (DFL-Vadnais Heights). SF 3449 seeks to address inflationary pressures, which make it more and more difficult to pay staff,… Read More »Senator Heather Gustafson Introduces Legislation to Bolster School Funding

Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Aric Putnam’s Omnibus Policy Bill to Bolster Minnesota’s Agriculture Industry Passes with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support 

SAINT PAUL, Minn.– On Thursday, the Senate passed the omnibus agriculture, broadband, and rural development omnibus policy bill (SF 4225) authored by Senator Aric Putnam (DFL-St. Cloud) with bipartisan support.  “Today, we passed a great bill that reflects the tremendous bipartisan work… Read More »Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Aric Putnam’s Omnibus Policy Bill to Bolster Minnesota’s Agriculture Industry Passes with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support 

Senator Hauschild Presents Bill to Tackle High Cost of Childcare

Great Start Affordability Scholarship Program would help Minnesota families afford childcare [SAINT PAUL, MN] — To address the high costs of childcare facing families across the state, Senator Grant Hauschild (DFL-Hermantown) presented legislation Thursday to establish a Great Start Affordability Program that would… Read More »Senator Hauschild Presents Bill to Tackle High Cost of Childcare