ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Wednesday, the St. Paul City Council unanimously approved an ordinance requiring secure storage of firearms, in a gun safe or with a trigger lock. Mayor Melvin Carter has indicated he’ll sign the ordinance, authored by Councilmember Rebecca Noecker, in the coming days.
Senator Foung Hawj Says his Long-Time Push to Ban Dangerous “Forever Chemicals” Close to Being Enacted
Says Legislation to Ban Cancer-Causing PFAS Chemicals to be Named After Amara Strande, who Testified to the Dangers Before She Died Last Month
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Senator Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul) said his push to ban cancer-causing per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances, known as “forever chemicals,” is moving toward reality, and the legislation to do so will be named after Amara Strande, who died last month of PFAS exposure just weeks after testifying about its dangers in Sen. Hawj’s Environment, Climate, and Legacy Committee.
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – In a bipartisan 40-24 vote, the Minnesota Senate passed the Legacy Conference Committee Report authored by Senator Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul) Tuesday, which will invest more than $800 million for cultural, outdoor, and clean water projects across the state.
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Today, April 11 marks the two-year anniversary of the murder of Daunte Wright by Brooklyn Center police. In response to the anniversary, the Senate People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus issued the following statement:
Minnesota Senate POCI Caucus Voices Support for Tennessee Lawmakers Expelled After Gun Reform Protest
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, April 6, Tennessee’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to expel two Black lawmakers, Justin Jones and Justin Pearson—just failing to oust a third representative, Gloria Johnson, by one vote—a week after the three Democrats led a gun reform protest in the chamber. This follows yet another mass shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville that left three 9-year-olds and three adults dead.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Friday, the City of Minneapolis unanimously approved a court enforceable agreement with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights that requires the City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Police Department to make transformational changes to curb race-based policing and recognize the civil rights and humanity of community members.