On Thursday, the Minnesota Senate passed the HF 1684, the transportation omnibus budget bill, by a vote of 40 to 26. The bill contains nearly $7 billion in funding for a range of transportation projects, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and the Department of Public Safety.
On January 6, 2021, demonstrators in Washington, D.C., vandalized public buildings, endangered the lives of lawmakers, staff, and the general public, and jeopardized the peaceful transfer of Presidential power.
The 2021 Legislative Session began Tuesday, January 5 with the swearing-in of the 67 new and returning members of the Minnesota State Senate, including Senator Jerry Newton (DFL-Coon Rapids) who will be returning for his second term.
The Minnesota Senate passed legislation Wednesday providing alternative pathways for veterans who face criminal sentences, a move that will help ensure positive outcomes for those struggling to return to civilian life. “Many of our veterans return to civilian life carrying… Read More »Restorative Justice for Minnesota’s Veterans
Minnesota Veterans affected financially by COVID-19 can now apply for financial assistance thanks to new funding approved by the legislature. Approximately $6.2 million is available in two new grants available for veterans. Senator Jerry Newton offered the following response.
Senator Jerry Newton, DFL lead on the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Committee, supports Governor Walz’s executive order aiming to protect vulnerable veterans.