Sen. Mitchell

Housing Leaders announce the Minnesotans for More Homes Initiative, legislation advances through first committee

St. Paul, MN – Today, a bipartisan group of legislators and a wide array of housing advocates announced the Minnesotans for More Homes Initiative, legislation that would bolster the state’s “missing middle” housing supply and provide more affordable family homes. “Missing middle” housing is defined by sizes ranging from duplexes to courtyard apartments, and includes alternative dwelling units.

Senator Mitchell Responds to New and Expanded Tax Savings for 2024, Providing Relief to Families & Social Security Recipients 

ST. PAUL, Minn. — During the 2023 legislative session, DFL lawmakers approved the most extensive tax reduction in the state’s history, resulting in over $3 billion in savings for both Minnesotans and communities. We’re providing financial relief to Minnesotans, which includes a variety of advantages for families with children, homeowners, Social Security beneficiaries, retirees receiving public pensions, and other groups.  ST. PAUL, Minn. — During the 2023 legislative session, DFL lawmakers approved the most extensive tax reduction in the state’s history, resulting in over $3 billion in savings for both Minnesotans and communities. We’re providing financial relief to Minnesotans, which includes a variety of advantages for families with children, homeowners, Social Security beneficiaries, retirees receiving public pensions, and other groups.  

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. 

Senators Erin Murphy and Nicole Mitchell Celebrate Historic Budget for Veterans and Military Affairs

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, the Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Committee passed an omnibus Veterans budget that increases funding levels by 51 percent over the base budget. Prior to the committee hearing, Chair Senator Erin Murphy (DFL-St. Paul) and Vice Chair and chief author Senator Nicole Mitchell (DFL-Woodbury) met with veterans, leaders, and advocates as part of Veterans Day on the Hill.