MN Senate DFL Commits to Greater Minnesota

The Minnesota Senate DFL is committed to improving the lives of all Minnesotans, and we've shown this by making significant investments across the state including in Greater Minnesota.

Senate DFLers say black joblessness, poverty should be addressed in special session

The scope of a possible special legislative session widened Wednesday after Senate DFLers said they want to include measures aimed at reducing stubbornly high unemployment and poverty rates among black Minnesotans. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk on Wednesday said that if state lawmakers meet for a special legislative session, as Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed, they should also consider approving...

Bakk Weighs in on Special Session

ST. PAUL — Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook has praised the governor for saying on Tuesday a special session to deal with an emergency assistance plan for the Iron Range is “imperative.” “The economy in northeastern Minnesota would be significantly impacted without action by the Legislature prior to next session,” wrote Bakk to the governor. “Ideally, legislation would be enacted as soon...

Build.MN: Your online source for information on Senate bonding proposals for the 2014 session.

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Robust bonding bill will keep Minnesota moving

Soon after annual sessions of the Minnesota Legislature began 40 years ago, an informal label was affixed to the even-year lawmaking exercises. They were called “bonding sessions,” to contrast them with the biennial “budget sessions” in odd-numbered years. That label should be revived in the session that’s set to commence Tuesday. To be sure, bills authorizing the issuance of 20-year state bonds...

Sen. Bakk Previews 2014 Session Priorities

WATCH: Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk on Capitol Report takes questions on the 2014 Legislative Session.