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Minority Leader's View: Yes, students, it's time for a conversation

I'm proud of the Minnesota Senate's long history of supporting our state's youngest leaders. Among other events, the Senate arranges its schedule each year to facilitate the YMCA's Youth in Government Model Assembly, which encourages students to be active participants in their governance, not bystanders. The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Monday was a sharp departure from that encouragement,...

Remembering the "Labor" in Labor Day

The working men and women of Minnesota are what move Minnesota forward and make this country strong.

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

Together, we can help Minnesotans get back to work and move our state forward. Explore Build.MN to learn more about projects in your area!