“This transportation budget remains full of shifts and gimmicks from the Senate Republicans even though my colleagues and I tried to amend it into a budget that would benefit the state of Minnesota,” said Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis), DFL Lead of the Transportation Committee. “Transportation is about people accessing opportunities and our economy’s ability to create prosperity. Siphoning general fund resources away from public education, from health care for seniors and the disabled, from property tax relief is irresponsible. Gutting support for transit will profoundly disrupt lives. Unlike other budget areas, transportation has constitutionally dedicated fund streams (that aren’t keeping up) and should be reformed instead of depending on unsustainable shifts.”
Today, April 20th, the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial released a verdict of guilty on all three counts of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
On Sunday, April 11, 2021, Daunt Wright was fatally shot by Brooklyn Center police. Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis) released the following statement about this tragic incident:
Sen. Dibble, Rep. Hornstein, and Rep. Long statement on President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment Plan
Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis), DFL-Lead on the Senate Transportation Committee, Rep. Frank Hornstein (DFL-Minneapolis), Chair of the House Transportation Committee, and Rep. Jamie Long (DFL-Minneapolis), Chair of the House Climate and Energy Committee released the following statement this afternoon following President Biden’s announcement of a $2.2 trillion infrastructure investment plan:
Rep. Frank Hornstein (DFL–Minneapolis), Rep. Jamie Long (DFL–Minneapolis), and Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL–Minneapolis) invite community members to join them for a virtual town hall on Wednesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. The legislators will discuss the 2021 legislative session and… Read More »Senate District 61 holds virtual town hall
After providing only late Sunday night notice to the public, Senate Republicans took up Senate File 1354 early Monday morning on the Senate floor. SF 1354 began as a proposal from Minnesota Governor Walz to provide state aid to local governments when a public safety event occurs that is of regional or statewide significance. Discussions about this proposal have been ongoing during the legislative session.