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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.

Edina Town Hall

On Wednesday, May 24th, from 6-7:30 p.m. legislators representing parts of Edina will host a Town Hall at the Edina Community Lutheran Church, 4113 W. 54th street. The legislators will go over what was accomplished this session and answer questions… Read More »Edina Town Hall

Senator Ron Latz Introduces Legislation to Support Minnesotans in Crisis

Legislation would protect vulnerable Minnesotans and help improve responses to mental health crises

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Legislation that would improve the civil commitment process and protect vulnerable Minnesotans was introduced by Senator Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park) Thursday. The proposal is a step forward in ensuring people in crisis receive the care and support they need, said Sen. Latz.

Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee Omnibus Budget is Robust Investment in Public Safety says Senator Ron Latz

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – A historic increase in funding for Minnesota’s courts and public safety needs moved forward Wednesday, as the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee’s $880 million omnibus budget bill passed out of committee. The budget is a well-balanced, fair, and objective proposal according to Judiciary and Public Safety Committee Chair Senator Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park).

Senator Scott Dibble and Senator Ron Latz issue statement on upcoming Judiciary and Public Safety and Transportation Joint Committee Hearing

The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety and Transportation Committees will be hosting an informational hearing on the escalation of violent crime in Minnesota this Thursday. In response, the lead DFL members on the respective committees, Senator Ron Latz (DFL – St. Louis Park) and Senator Scott Dibble (DFL – Minneapolis) issued the following statement: