On Thursday, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced findings that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination had been found in 98 out of 101 closed landfills across the state, and that 59 of these closed landfills in 41 counties have levels that exceed the Minnesota Department of Health’s health-based guidance values for PFAS. PFAS are forever chemicals that have been shown to cause adverse health effects such as changes in development, liver and thyroid function, immune response, increased kidney damage, and certain cancers.
Senator Steve Cwodzinski
The State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Committee held a hearing Tuesday under the pretense of reviewing the security of Minnesota’s November Election. In response to the Republican effort to spread disinformation about the election, the DFL members of the committee released the following statement.
The Minnesota Senate passed a $1.87 billion economic development package that will create jobs, invest in critical state infrastructure, and help Minnesota recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation invests $1.879 billion toward public assets such as… Read More »Senator Cwodzinski Votes Yes for Economic Development, Local Jobs and Public Safety
A survey released by Education Minnesota revealed that 29% of Minnesota’s educators have considered quitting or retiring from teaching, with 79% of all educators feeling stressed because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Minnesota’s classrooms. Additionally, 73% of… Read More »Senator Cwodzinski Statement on Education Minnesota Teaching Survey