Sen. Kunesh

Sen. Mary Kunesh Ushers Essential Education Finance Legislation to Senate Passage

ST. PAUL, Minn. — In the early hours of Tuesday, May 7, Senate Education Finance Chair Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton) ushered to Senate passage an education finance bill that supports districts as they implement the historic 2023 education budget; funds grants for… Read More »Sen. Mary Kunesh Ushers Essential Education Finance Legislation to Senate Passage

Minnesota Senators Condemn Senator Ron Latz’s Remarks on Palestinian Children

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Yesterday, our colleague, Senator Ron Latz, held a press conference and used dehumanizing, inflammatory language and rhetoric in his remarks about Palestinians. He recited a litany of hateful, prejudicial and demonstrably false claims, describing Gaza as “poisonous,” and asserting that “Palestinian youth dream of the opportunity to achieve glory and even martyrdom by killing as many Jews as possible.” Through his language, Senator Latz assigned nefarious motives to Palestinian children, describing them all as aspiring murderers. His remarks were irresponsible and dangerous. 

Senator Mary Kunesh Elected Chair of National Caucus of Native American State Legislators

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Nov. 10, Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton) was elected by her peers to serve as chair of the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators during a NCNASL business meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

The NCNASL consists of 89 members from 21 states. As chair, Senator Kunesh will act as an advisory body for the National Conference of State Legislatures and the National Congress of American Indians on issues that affect Native populations.