Senator Scott Newman

Comprehensive roads and bridges funding package passes Senate

In the final hours of a special legislative session, the Senate passed a robust transportation budget with bipartisan support. The budget, authored by Sen. Scott Newman (R-Hutchinson), represents the largest ongoing commitment to road and…

Goggin delivers funding for Minnesota State College Southeast

The Minnesota State Senate today passed a $3.28 billion higher education budget (SF 943) that would provide funding increases for Minnesota’s colleges and universities, including a $1.2 million boost for Minnesota State College Southeast campuses.…
Senator Jerry Relph of St. Cloud

Sen. Relph applauds passage of higher education bill

With fewer than two days remaining in the legislative session, Senate Republicans, including Sen. Jerry Relph (R-St. Cloud), began the process of passing a final state budget with the bipartisan passage of a higher education…
Senator Torrey Westrom

Led by Sen. Westrom, Senate passes $123 million agricultural budget

On Sunday, the Minnesota Senate passed a bipartisan agriculture budget that advances Minnesota by investing in the state’s critical agricultural priorities. The compromise bill, House File 1545, dedicates $123 million in funding to protect Minnesota’s economic…
Sen. Carrie Ruud

Senate passes Sen. Ruud’s Legacy budget bill

On Sunday, the Minnesota Senate voted to adopt the Legacy Conference Committee Report, House File 707, on a broad bipartisan vote of 64-3. This year’s legacy bill invests $527 million in clean water, parks and…
Senator Rich Draheim (R-Madison Lake)

Draheim school bus safety bill passes Senate

The Minnesota Senate today passed a bill making it a crime for people to trespass on school buses. Under Senate File 1339, failure to leave a school bus after a driver’s warning would be a…
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