With a little over a week to go in this year’s legislative session, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka announced on the Senate floor today that he will end all COVID-19 safety protocols on the Senate floor, beginning next week. This includes allowing all members back to the Senate floor at the same time, without social distancing, and without masks. This would go into effect before the restrictions have officially been lifted for other Minnesota workplaces.
Sen. Susan Kent
Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent released the following statement in response to Governor Walz’s announced timeline to end COVID-19 restrictions.
Senator Susan Kent (DFL- Woodbury) will hold a town hall with special guest Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. The town hall will bring forward a discussion about elections, elections security,… Read More »Senator Kent Announces Elections Town Hall with Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon
[Release from Governor’s office] Governor Walz Joins Bipartisan Leaders in Minnesota Legislature to Call for Action on Police Reform
Governor Tim Walz today joined bipartisan leaders in the Minnesota Legislature to call for action among Minnesota Senate Republicans on police reform, following the passage of meaningful police reform legislation in the Minnesota House.
Senator Kent responds to senators’ letter to legislative leaders urging prioritization of police reform and equity
Today, a number of Senate DFL senators, including those who are members of the Senate People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) caucus, sent a letter to Governor Walz and Minnesota legislative leaders asking that the Judiciary and Public Safety omnibus bill be prioritized immediately, and that police reform legislation be passed as soon as possible.
It was announced Tuesday afternoon that a guilty verdict had been found by the jury in the case of State of Minnesota v. Derek Michael Chauvin on all three of the counts of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.