In recognition of ongoing discrimination against LGBTQI Minnesotans and the need to center gender equity in public policy, Senator Karla Bigham (DFL- Cottage Grove) Senator Ann Johnson Stewart (DFL- Minnetonka), Senator Jen McEwen (DFL- Duluth), Senator Jason Isaacson (DFL- Shoreview), and Senator Foung Hawj (DFL- St. Paul) have introduced legislation (SF 360) to address long-needed changes for Minnesotans in the LGBTQI community.
Sen. Foung Hawj
Today, the Minnesota Senate heard Senate File 749, a bill from Senate Republicans that would penalize Local Government Aid (LGA). The state distributes LGA to cities across Minnesota for general purposes, and it is used by cities to provide basic community services, such as public safety, fire and public works. It has also been used as a mechanism to offer cities property tax relief.
As a Minnesota State Senator of Hmong descent, I cannot be more content to have this ancient replica of peace and tranquility, and the Hmong heritage wall made from the home of our ancestors to be placed here in the district that I represent.
ST. PAUL, Minn – Senator Foung Hawj (DFL- St. Paul) stood alongside his immigrant friends, family and constituents on Thursday in solidarity with the ‘Day without Immigrants’ boycott. Many businesses and restaurants throughout St. Paul and Minneapolis joined in on the… Read More »Sen. Hawj joins the ‘Day without Immigrants’ protest