Sen. Dibble

Representative Frank Hornstein and Senator Scott Dibble Statement on the Office of the Legislative Auditor Presentation on Southwest Light Rail Transit

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Wednesday, the Legislative Audit Commission heard a presentation of findings from the Office of the Legislative Auditor on the Southwest Light Rail Transit Construction: Metropolitan Council Decision Making. The presentation revealed that from the time construction commenced to current day, the project has increased by 38% and delayed by several years, a sign of a troubled project.

Tuition-Free College Passes in Senate Higher Education Committee

Bill would help nearly 60,000 Minnesotans attend college without tuition or fees

SAINT PAUL, MN – A bill to create a tuition-free college program for tens of thousands of middle- and low-income Minnesota students passed the Senate Higher Education Committee on Tuesday. The legislation would fund grants for all Minnesota resident students with a family adjusted gross income of $120,000 or less. Prior to the hearing, several DFL Senators spoke in favor of the proposal.

Legislative leaders, lived-experience experts, shelter providers, and advocates highlight the need for the legislature to act and provide critical resources to respond to Minnesota’s unsheltered homelessness crisis.

St. Paul, Minn. (February 7, 2023)— On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Rep. Heather Keeler (DFL- Moorhead), Rep. Aisha Gomez (DFL- 62A), Rep. Mohamud Noor (DFL-60B), Rep. Liz Ryer (DFL-52A), Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL-61), and Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, Youth Services Network, Catholic Charities, Simpson Housing, Hoes for All, and dozens of homeless and housing advocates held a press conference to highlight the urgency to pass needed resources that will help address Minnesota’s unsheltered homelessness crisis. HF444 | SF388, Pathway Home Act, significantly increases funding to critical state programs that support shelter providers across Minnesota in their direct response and service to Minnesotans who are currently unsheltered.

Senator Dibble Bill to Support Homeless Youth, Adults and Families Heard in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Wednesday, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee heard legislation from Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis) to support adults, families and youth experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (SF 388). The Pathway Home Act legislation would expedite funding across the state for emergency shelter facilities and meeting the needs of homeless people.