Governor’s COVID-19 Recovery Budget

and everything else happening in the Legislature this week

Governor’s COVID-19 Recovery Budget

The Senate Tax Committee heard more than 90 minutes of mostly supportive testimony about Governor Walz’s tax budget proposal this week. The message was very clear: Minnesotans understand that responsible revenue will support investments to enable workers, families, and businesses to recover from the pandemic. Read more >>

COVID-19 vaccine updates: new priority groups, community sites, and resources available

Next priority groups announced for vaccinations beginning in April

Governor Walz announced that the vaccine priority groups will remain the same until at least 70% of Minnesotans aged 65+ are vaccinated, with the goal to reach this benchmark by the end of March. At that point, eligibility will expand to people with specific high-risk health conditions and targeted essential workers. Read more >>

Amid astronomical spikes in natural gas costs, Senate Republican propose bills adding more costs for Minnesotans on their energy bills

The Senate Energy and Utilities Committee this week focused on two pieces of legislation that would result in increases to energy utility bills across the state. One bill would lift Minnesota’s moratorium on creating new nuclear facilities in the state. Another bill would repeal the Conservation Improvement Program (CIP) – the state’s most successful energy program in several decades. Read more >>

Black History: Minnesota State Senate

Black History Month reminds us of the need for a focus on equity

Senate DFL Members join coalition leaders to announce Paid Family and Medical Leave legislation

Second Chance holds its 2021 Day on the Hill

HIV on the Hill rallies virtually