Sen. Hayden

Minnesota Senate Adjourns Second Special Session After Passing Police Accountability Measures, No Local Jobs and Projects Bill

Today, the Minnesota State Senate adjourned a second special session after passing foundational police accountability legislation led by the People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) caucus. Although, work on a robust bonding bill, that would create jobs across the state, remained unfinished. Following adjournment, Senator Jeff Hayden released the following statement.

Senator Hayden, Members of the People of Color and Indigenous Caucus Join U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar to Emphasize Need for Criminal Justice Reform

Today, Senator Jeff Hayden joined members of the Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus and U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar to highlight work being done and led by BIPOC leaders, at the state and federal level, to address structural racism. They highlighted legislation to address racism in policing and criminal justice reform in Minnesota and nationwide.

Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent, Assistant Leader Jeff Hayden Respond to Senate Republicans’ Plan to Hold Hearings on Accountability for Recent Destruction

Senate Republicans announced their plans to hold hearings on accountability for the destruction of city and state property. Their series of expected hearings on the recent destruction of businesses and buildings, in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, deeply contrast the single, informational hearing they held for criminal justice reform.