Senator Michelle Benson

Benson Responds to OLA Report of Vault Health Contract

ST. PAUL, MN –  Senator Michelle Benson (R-Ham Lake) released the following statement on the Office of Legislative Auditor’s review of the emergency state contract with two companies, Vault and IBX, to conduct COVID-19 testing: “This…

Senator Julia Coleman Wraps up First Legislative Session

Last Wednesday, the Senate adjourned sine die (finished for the year) after successfully passing a state budget, narrowly avoiding a government shutdown. Hold ups over anti-police reforms and higher taxes pushed by the House and…

Sen. Miller: A recap of the 2021 budget deal

Greetings from the district, The 2021 legislative session is in the books, finally! It’s great to be back home with Janel and the boys, and back in the office at work after months of long…

Senator Dornink End of Session Legislative Update

Friends and neighbors, It has been a productive week at the Capitol with many long nights and robust debates. We came to an agreement and passed budgets to fund our state’s needs for the next…
senator mike goggin

Goggin: A rundown of the final budget agreement

A rundown of the final budget agreement By: Senator Mike Goggin In the late hours of June 30, we completed the final piece of the next state budget. The governor has now signed all the…
Senator John Jasinski

Matson Strong and other victories in the state budget

June 24, 2021 Matson Strong and other victories in the state budget By: Senator John Jasinski The legislature is in the process of wrapping up the next state budget, and while the headlines will go…

Senator Newman: Why I voted against the tax bill

Friends and neighbors — I wanted to take a moment to share with you some of the reasons I voted against this year’s final tax bill. The tax bill agreement contains a lot of reasons…
Ruud

Legislative Update from Senator Ruud

This week the Minnesota Legislature passed the state’s final budget bills….here are some highlights of work accomplished.Emergency Powers Removed! Emergency Powers are finally over—the Minnesota Senate & House both voted to end the Governor’s Peacetime Emergency…
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