Providing a clean future

and everything else happening in the Legislature this week

DFLers are committed to providing a clean future

Climate scientists are only giving us 10 years to make true systematic changes to counteract the dangerous effects of climate change. To do their part the Senate DFL is prioritizing making investments in a green economy within Minnesota to protect the things that make Minnesota a great place to live. From our 10,000 lakes to our clean air and pristine natural resources, the Senate DFL acknowledges the need to make changes to protect Minnesota’s future. Read more >>

Governor Walz releases revisions to the budget proposal 

Governor Tim Walz released revisions to his budget proposal following a significant change in the state’s fiscal outlook in the February 2021 budget forecast. Governor Walz released an initial budget proposal on January 26, based upon the November budget forecast projection of a $1.3 billion budget shortfall. The February forecast showed a positive balance of $1.2 billion in primarily one-time dollars. The budget proposal remains focused on helping Minnesota recover from COVID-19, including providing significant funding to help students recover from the loss of learning that occurred over the past year through summer school. Read more >>

MPCA press conference highlights widespread PFAS pollution in closed landfills across the state

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) held a press conference this week to discuss the emerging issue of PFAS contamination in closed landfills across the state. Legislators and environmental advocates joined for a press conference to highlight the widespread health and environmental impacts of PFAS contamination. Recent monitoring and testing from the MPCA have found PFAS contamination in 98 out of 101 closed landfills in the state of Minnesota. Read more >>

Providing a Clean Future

Bipartisan bill to help dry cleaners is headed to the governor’s desk

Four new Regents chosen for University of Minnesota Board

Child care proposal would increase access for families and support providers

Senate Republicans release budget targets

Emergency Powers Bill passes Senate chamber

Women’s History Month:

The history of women’s rights & equality in Minnesota