After experiencing flu-like symptoms, Senator Dan Sparks (DFL-Austin) tested positive for COVID-19 and entered a two-week quarantine. Senator Sparks released the following statement: “The week of October 5, I began to feel unwell and experience flu-like symptoms, leading to my… Read More »Senator Sparks Statement on Positive COVID-19 Test
The Minnesota Senate passed a $1.37 billion bonding bill as part of a total $1.87 billion economic development package investing in shovel-ready public works projects throughout the state Thursday, including more than $12 million in funding for local projects. Senator… Read More »Senator Sparks and Minnesota Senate Deliver on Major Jobs Bill
Restaurants will be able to sell beer, wine, and cider with food takeout thanks to legislation passed Thursday, which will provide an immediate boost for hundreds of restaurants across the state who have lost revenue during COVID-19.
In response to the growing challenge of the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota, the legislature passed a $331 million relief package (HF 4531) today providing additional resources for state agencies, workers, businesses, and other entities in the fight against the virus. The bill passed the Senate unanimously on a vote of 67-0 and now goes to Governor Walz to be signed into law.
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) will announce legislation for the 2020 Legislative Session that would make milk the default beverage for children’s meals in the state. She will be joined by health advocates and representatives from Minnesota’s dairy industry in support of making this the statewide standard.
The Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee will stop in Albert Lea and Austin on Tuesday, November 5. As a member of the committee, Senator Dan Sparks (DFL-Austin) will be advocating for these projects as legislators get a firsthand look at area needs.