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Minnesota Poised to Become 23rd State with Legal Adult-Use Cannabis with Senate Passage of HF 100  

Includes automatic expungement for thousands of Minnesotans, establishes regulations necessary for adult-use cannabis market

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – In a 34-32 vote early Saturday morning the Senate passed legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis and to provide automatic expungement of criminal records for tens of thousands of Minnesotans who have been convicted of low-level cannabis offences.

Housing Conference Committee Report Passes Minnesota Senate

With Senate passage, historic investment in housing goes to Governor Walz for signature into law

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Today, the Minnesota Senate passed the Conference Committee Report for Housing devoting approximately $1 billion for rental assistance, homelessness prevention, housing supply and development, and closing racial disparities in homeownership. In addition to this historic investment, the bill will provide hundreds of millions of dollars in ongoing funding for rental assistance and local housing aid for metro counties and cities.

Senator Lindsey Port’s Legislation Legalizing Adult-Use Cannabis Passes Senate

Minnesota set to become 23rd state with legal adult-use cannabis

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Today the Minnesota Senate passed legislation to legalize and regulate adult-use cannabis (SF73/HF100) in a vote of 34-33. Legalizing adult-use cannabis is an opportunity to begin correcting historic wrongs from the impact of failed policies said Chief Author Senator Lindsey Port (DFL-Burnsville).

Senator Lindsey Port Secures Historic Investment in Housing 

Housing and Homelessness Prevention budget includes funding for rental assistance, affordable housing, and homeownership

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – A historic state investment in affordable housing is one step closer to reality thanks to passage of Senator Lindsey Port’s (DFL-Burnsville) omnibus Housing and Homelessness Prevention budget today. This investment is vital to increasing the supply of housing in Minnesota said Sen. Port, which is crucial to addressing Minnesota’s housing crisis.

Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic Says Two More Strongly Bipartisan Measures Pass Senate Monday

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) said today the Senate has passed two more strongly-bipartisan bills: Senator Lindsey Port’s (DFL-Burnsville) bill to prevent families with children from becoming homeless, and Senator Melissa Wiklund’s (DFL-Bloomington) bill to ensure continued health care coverage for 1.5 million Minnesotans who use Medicaid and MinnesotaCare.

Minnesota Senate Approves $50 million for Emergency Rental Assistance

Senator Lindsey Port’s legislation will immediately help Minnesota families facing eviction

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Senate passed Senator Lindsey Port’s (DFL-Burnsville) legislation (HF 1440) providing $50 million in emergency rental assistance to the state’s Family Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Program today in a bipartisan vote of 42-21. The funding will be immediately available to help keep families across the state in their homes.