Sen. Latz

Senator Ron Latz Martin Luther King Day Statement

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Senator Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park) issued the following statement to recognize Martin Luther King Day.

“I learned my values, principles and politics from my father, Bob Latz. African-American civil rights and labor activist Nellie Stone Johnson mentored him, as she had been mentored by my grandfather Rubin Latz, a Minneapolis labor leader and early Hubert Humphrey supporter in the restive 1930s and 1940s, during a high point of Minneapolis antisemitism. My father labored alongside Josie Johnson, another outstanding African-American Minnesota civil rights leader.

Senators Ron Latz, Alice Mann, Ann Rest, and Bonnie Westlin mark January 1 as New Gun Violence Prevention Measure Goes into Effect

Extreme Risk Protection Orders now available in Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minn. – New gun violence prevention legislation went into effect on January 1st which establishes a process for Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs). The legislation was authored in the Senate by Senator Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park) and co-authored by Senator Alice Mann (DFL-Edina), Senator Ann Rest (DFL-New Hope), and Senator Bonnie Westlin (DFL-Plymouth).

Senator Ron Latz Responds to Statement by Senate Colleagues

“It is very surprising and disappointing that my Senate DFL colleagues- some of whom have worked with me for years and know well who I am – have chosen to misrepresent and publicly attack my speech by taking one sentence out of context on the topic of BDS’ proposal to divest state funds from Israel.  What is even worse is their choice to assign awful intent to the misrepresented information. 

Senate Passes Judiciary and Public Safety Conference Committee Report authored by Senator Ron Latz

$880 million budget will reduce crime and includes proven gun violence prevention measures

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Today, the Senate passed a historic Judiciary and Public Safety Conference Committee Report that includes $880 million in new funding for rehabilitation, reducing recidivism, crime prevention, and broadly supported and proven gun violence prevention measures. The bill passed in a 34-33 vote.