Sen. Hoffman

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.

Highlighting Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday, May 20, was the tenth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a day to bring awareness about digital access and inclusion, and the more than one billion people with disabilities/impairments who may face barriers in their digital experience. In 2020, Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAIM) analyzed one million home pages for accessibility issues and found that 98.1% of them had at least one failure in delivering a truly accessible experience.

Senator Hoffman statement on passage of omnibus human services reform budget bill

The Minnesota Senate passed SF 383, the omnibus human services reform budget bill on a bipartisan vote of 47-20. The bill includes an increase for PCA and other home care rates, new grants focused on self-advocacy and inclusion for people with disabilities, and several provisions to support family child care providers. The bill also includes support for substance use disorder programs, mental health services, and increased flexibility for service delivery.