Sen. Hoffman

Senator Hoffman visits with Home Care Workers to Highlight Wage Increase

ST. PAUL, Minn.  – Senator John Hoffman (DFL – Champlin) visited with home care worker Felicia Johnson and others on the job yesterday in Minneapolis. As Chair of the Senate Human Services Committee, Senator Hoffman authored legislation ratifying the SEIU patient care assistant contract which gave workers a 25 percent pay increase and went into effect on January 1.”

Budget Increases will Improve Care, Support Staff, and Strengthen Services Throughout Minnesota says Human Services Chair Senator John Hoffman

Long-term services and supports benefit from new funding passed in the 2023 session effective Jan. 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Lower income older Minnesotans will now have more resources available to them to age in place thanks to changes in state law that began on January 1, part of several changes to state law that will increase funding for essential long-term services and supports seniors depend on.

Senator John Hoffman Update on School Resource Officers

SAINT PAUL, MN. – On Wednesday, the Attorney General’s Office issued new guidance on how legislation passed in this year’s education budget governs the conduct of school resource officers (SROs). The office’s opinion reiterates that officers are permitted to use “reasonable force” in any situation that poses a risk of bodily harm, and clarified that the law “does not limit the types of reasonable force that may be used by public officers to carry out their lawful duties.” 

Senator John Hoffman Celebrates More Than $170 Million in Capital Investment and Infrastructure Funding

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Earlier this month, Governor Tim Walz signed a $2.6 billion capital investment package and a $1 billion transportation budget to fund construction, renovation, and redevelopment projects. Senator John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin), who authored or co-authored bills that combined for more than $170 million, welcomed the bills being signed into law as a major victory for his district and the state.

Senators Hoffman and Abeler working together for the 11th Annual Tiny Tots Toy Drive

At a time of political partisanship, two local Senators came together for the community. Senator John Hoffman and Senator Jim Abeler made the season bright for children who are in the hospital over the holiday at their 11th annual Tiny Tots Toy Drive. Toys collected were delivered by the Coon Rapids Fire Department to the pediatric wing of Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids as well as Prairie Care in Brooklyn Park.