Special Session

Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent Responds to Senate Majority Leader Gazelka’s Comments on Special Session

Today, Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent released the following statement, following Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka’s press conference on the anticipated special session. “Senator Gazelka’s call for the Governor to lift all safety measures put in place through his emergency… Read More »Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent Responds to Senate Majority Leader Gazelka’s Comments on Special Session

Bakk decries House Republicans’ refusal to address critical issues in special session

Today is the deadline established by Gov. Mark Dayton for special session negotiations to come to a close. Three critical issues were being considered for a potential special session next week: a corrected and updated tax bill, an updated bonding bill, and desperately needed premium relief for Minnesotans that buy their insurance through the individual market.

Sen. Kent joins Senate DFL caucus call for a special session

“I believe a special session is absolutely necessary in order to quickly find a short-term solution to offset these high premium increases. These cost increases are an unfair burden on families – and it’s imperative that we as elected officials are doing everything we can to make sure health insurance costs are within reach for ALL Minnesotans.