Senator Jensen: Free speech carries the day

In late June, Senator Scott Jensen M.D. (R-Chaska) received notice from the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice that his license was under review after two allegations regarding public comments were filed against him. The first…

Senator Rarick: Second Special Session Recap

(St. Paul, MN) – The Minnesota Legislature was called to special session once again this month.  It is required by statute to vote on Governor Walz’s emergency powers relative to the COVID-19 pandemic; I and…

Leaders Praise Senator Limmer’s Police Accountability Bill

Legislation will not defund or dismantle police (ST. PAUL, MN) –  Amid the continued drama surrounding this year’s legislative session that endured a COVID-19 pandemic, the death of George Floyd, followed by riots, burning, and…
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Senator Michelle Benson Weighs in On Mask Mandate

Today, Governor Walz announced a statewide mask mandate. Senator Michelle Benson (R-Ham Lake) responded with the following statement – “It is important that people wash their hands, stay home when they are sick, and yes, wear masks…
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Senate Passes Police Reforms

On the final day of the second special session, Senate Republicans passed a second portion of police reforms. The agreed-upon legislation starts with 10 provisions originally supported by the Senate in the previous special session,…

Senator Ruud approves bill to reduce driver’s test backlog

Last week, the Minnesota Senate passed legislation aimed at improving wait times for Minnesotans taking driver’s tests and written permit tests. The bill, Senate File 4, would allow written permit tests to be offered at deputy…
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Senate Passes Police Reforms in Special Session

On the final day of special session, Senate Republicans passed an agreed-upon set of police reforms. Last special session, the Senate passed several bills to ban chokeholds, require a duty to intervene, report the use…
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