Sen. McEwen

Senate GOP Votes to Subsidize Million Dollar Salaries for Insurance CEOs

On Monday, March 1, 2021, Senate Republicans brought a bill extending Minnesota’s “reinsurance” plan to the Senate floor. The reinsurance program subsidizes non-profit healthcare insurance providers, including $106 million in state funds and $77 million in federal pass-through funding with the goal of lowering insurance premiums on the individual marketplace. In addition, the reinsurance program also costs the state of Minnesota an estimated $100 million in federal funding for MinnesotaCare

We must invest in a recovery that works for all says Senator Jen McEwen

The Minnesota Management and Budget agency released their updated February budget forecast Friday, and projected a positive budget balance of $1.6 billion for Minnesota in the upcoming biennium. Minnesota Management and Budget stated that this change is primarily due to an improved U.S. economic outlook, bolstered by large federal actions that emerged since November and were not incorporated in earlier projections.

Senator Karla Bigham Introduces legislation to Protect LGBTQI Minnesotans

In recognition of ongoing discrimination against LGBTQI Minnesotans and the need to center gender equity in public policy, Senator Karla Bigham (DFL- Cottage Grove) Senator Ann Johnson Stewart (DFL- Minnetonka), Senator Jen McEwen (DFL- Duluth), Senator Jason Isaacson (DFL- Shoreview), and Senator Foung Hawj (DFL- St. Paul) have introduced legislation (SF 360) to address long-needed changes for Minnesotans in the LGBTQI community.

Senators Fateh and McEwen statement on GOP proposal to cut essential services

Senate Republicans introduced legislation making blanket cuts of 5% to state agencies Tuesday, threatening the ability of Minnesotans to get the essential services they are depending on as they weather the COVID-19 pandemic. With a public health and economic crisis that has hit working Minnesotans, low income communities, and communities of color hardest, now is not the time for cuts.