Sen. Cohen

COVID-19 Minnesota Fund Included in COVID-19 Response Legislation

Today, the Minnesota Senate passed a bipartisan bill providing support for Minnesotans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill includes the creation of the COVID-19 Minnesota Fund, which transfers $200 million from the general fund to ensure state resources are immediately available to respond to the needs of our state and citizenry.

Kent, Cohen, Rest, Dziedzic respond to February Forecast

Minnesota Management and Budget today announced the state’s expected budgetary balance increased $181 million since the November forecast, leaving Minnesota with a projected positive budget balance of $1.513 billion for the FY 2020-21 biennium. Senate DFLers released the following statements.

Pappas, Cohen respond to Equal Rights Amendment success in DFL House

The DFL majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives today passed House File 13, which is designed to end legal distinctions between men and women and guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens regardless of gender. The Republican-led state Senate has not scheduled a committee hearing for the companion bill.