Reinsurance deal a mixed bag

and everything else happening in the Legislature this week

Reinsurance deal a mixed bag

Both the House and Senate reached agreement on a “reinsurance” bill this week – a $716 million plan to extend the program first authorized in 2017 for five additional years. That cost is about half as much as what Senate Republicans initially wanted to send insurance companies, and the final agreement includes two health care reform policies that DFLers insisted upon adding. Read more >>

Senate DFLers pass bill to help farmers 

A major drought overtook Minnesota during 2021, as persistent moisture deficits combined with above-normal temperatures across the state. In some parts of the state, the drought was as serious as anything experienced in over 40 years, for most other parts of the state it was the worst drought in 10-30 years. Read more >>

Equal Rights Amendment voted down on Senate Floor 

On the last day of Women’s History Month, Senate Republicans continued their war on women by voting against Senate DFL efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. While Senate DFLers have been fighting to get legislation heard to enshrine equal rights in the Minnesota Constitution, Senate Republicans have continually blocked these efforts. Read more >>

Delivering Drought Relief for Minnesota’s Farmers | Senator Kent Eken