Sen. Johnson Stewart

Senator Ann Johnson Stewart’s statement on the end of the legislative session

Today, the Minnesota Senate adjourned after a prolonged special session intended to approve Commissioner appointments. Last week, the Legislature finished passing all of the budget bills needed to avoid a government shutdown. After adjournment, Senator Ann Johnson Stewart (DFL-Minnetonka) released the following statement:… Read More »Senator Ann Johnson Stewart’s statement on the end of the legislative session

Senate DFL women Senators demand equal rights under the law

The women of the Senate DFL gathered today virtually to rally for Minnesota to finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The federal Equal Rights Amendment was originally written in 1923 and finally passed by Congress in 1972. Minnesota ratified the ERA one year later in 1973. After nearly 100 years, the ERA bill was passed in the Minnesota House in 2019, but did not make it past the Republican-controlled Senate.

Senator Ann Johnson Stewart responds to Minnesota’s February economic forecast

Minnesota’s February Budget and Economic Forecast was released today and projected a positive balance of $1.6 billion. The forecast reflects higher revenues than previously projected, including a positive balance in the current fiscal year. In response to the February forecast, Senator Ann Johnson Stewart (DFL-Wayzata) released the following statement: