Senate DFLers highlight priorities for 2022 legislative session
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As the 2022 legislative session opened, Senate DFLers outlined their legislative priorities in a morning press conference, announcing that they will prioritize lowering costs for Minnesota’s families, addressing concerns about public safety, and investing in the health and economic needs facing communities across the state. Read more >>
In a press conference held the week before the start of session, Senate Republicans laid out their list of legislative priorities for the upcoming year but failed to provide specific details or information on the costs of their proposals. Read more >>
Senate DFLers joined with nurses from across Minnesota in a press conference this week to introduce the “Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act” to address the hospital short-staffing and retention crisis.
Currently, Minnesota nurses are overworked and overwhelmed, hospitals are understaffed, and patients are overcharged by hospital executives trying to boost their bottom lines. These conditions that hospital CEOs created are driving nurses away from the profession and hurting patient care. This legislation puts patients and workers before profits to fix the under-staffing and retention crisis while improving the quality-of-care patients receive at Minnesota hospitals.