Supporting Minnesota’s working families

and everything else happening in the Legislature this week

Senate DFLers support working families

Every community – no matter their zip code, race, or economic status – across Minnesota deserves the opportunity to thrive. As Minnesotans recover from the devastating effects of a global pandemic, they need support at home, in the workplace, and help to stay connected. The Senate DFL recognizes that everyone, from birth through aging, should have access to affordable health care, safe and affordable housing, and economic security. Read more >>

Minnesota continues strong progress in vaccine distribution

Minnesota continued to be among the national leaders in COVID-19 vaccine distribution this week and was helped by the approval of a third vaccine. As the Walz Administration continues to lead vaccine rollout efforts in Minnesota, the state now ranks third in the nation in the percentage of doses received that have been administered. Given progress to date and projected vaccine availability, all U.S. adults are now projected to have access to a vaccine by the end of May, around two months earlier than previously expected. Read more >>

Legislators meet with agencies, stakeholders after unprecedented spike in natural gas prices

Members of the House committee on Climate and Energy and the Senate committee on Energy and Utilities met for a joint hearing late last week after it was reported natural gas prices had surged to unprecedented and astronomical levels the week prior. From February 12 to February 17, the cost of natural gas across the country rose to as much as 100 times or more than the typical purchase price, due to the arctic cold temperatures seen across much of the country.. Read more >>

Safe and Affordable Housing for All

State of Minnesota announces improved budget forecast for the next biennium

Minnesota Premium Security Plan, also known as reinsurance, passes through the Senate

Governor Walz releases 2021 bonding proposal

Lt. Governor Flanagan hosts virtual roundtable on women in the workforce

Women’s History Month:

Laura Emelia Naplin: First woman in the Minnesota state Senate

Lawmakers convene to discuss the Promise Act