Sen. Hoffman

Senator John Hoffman Joins Other State Leaders to Explore Ways of Improving Child Welfare Policies and Systems 

(St. Paul, Minn.) – Senator John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin) recently joined fellow legislators from across the Midwest and several nation-leading experts to explore strategies in child welfare policy that can lead to better long-term outcomes for children and families, as well as savings for… Read More »Senator John Hoffman Joins Other State Leaders to Explore Ways of Improving Child Welfare Policies and Systems 

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.”