Assistant DFL Leader Jeff Hayden was recognized as ‘Legislator of the Year’ by the Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH) at their 2020 Framing the Future virtual annual conference. “Minnesotans impacted by chemical dependency should have access to… Read More »Senator Jeff Hayden Awarded ‘Legislator of the Year’ by MARRCH
Today, the Minnesota State Senate passed a long overdue local jobs and projects bill. The $1.37 billion infrastructure bill will help build stronger, more vibrant communities across the state. The bill finances $1.87 billion in statewide public projects, once other… Read More »Minnesota Senate Passes Robust Local Jobs and Projects Infrastructure Bill
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.
Members of the People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus in the Minnesota Legislature issued the following statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka’s Thursday morning press conference.
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.