Sen. Clausen

Governor Walz, Rep. Huot, and Sen. Clausen visit Minnesota Zoo to highlight “Your Shot to Summer” vaccine incentive campaign

Governor Walz visited the Minnesota Zoo yesterday, June 3, 2021, to continue his tour highlighting the state’s “Your Shot to Summer” COVID-19 vaccine incentive campaign. The campaign aims to encourage Minnesotans to roll up their sleeves and get their vaccine during the next month. The goal is to reach 70 percent of Minnesotans over the age of 16 to be vaccinated by July 1 by providing rewards for those getting their first dose of the vaccine in June.

Senator Greg Clausen

Senator Clausen on the end of the 2021 legislative session

“As we came to the close of the 2021 legislative session, it was disappointing that the work Minnesotans elected us to do was not completed on time. As elected officials, we don’t have the luxury to stop working when we disagree with what is being discussed. We have a job to do on behalf of the people of Minnesota to work together, engage in discussions, and reach a resolution.

Senator Greg Clausen

Higher Education Budget Bill reaches the floor with a very low budget target

Today on the Senate floor, Senate Republicans voted for an under-funded Higher Education Omnibus Budget Bill (SF 975) that invests just $43 million in Minnesota’s post-secondary institutions and students. Though the bill increases the student grant fund, it falls short in funding both the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State at a time when both systems have faced serious budget challenges due to the pandemic.