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Rep. Frederick statement on the end of the 2021 Legislative Session

Thursday, July 1, 2021

St. Paul, MN – The 2021 Legislative Session adjourned on Wednesday with historic investments in Minnesota priorities. Rep. Luke Frederick (DFL- Mankato) released this statement:

“Minnesotans were challenged in unimaginable ways by the pandemic. But being true Minnesotans, we came through COVID-19 with determination and resolve. As lawmakers, we crafted a budget recognizing the sacrifices of so many and looking forward to a better, stronger state for everyone.”

House Democrats fought for many of the investments included in the budget, including:

  • A historic increase in funding for public schools and preservation of all day pre-K for 4,000 preschoolers
  • Financial support for frontline workers who sacrificed their health to keep all of us safe during the pandemic  
  • Investments in access to affordable childcare for families and increased funding for providers
  • Rental assistance for tenants and landlords and expanded access to affordable housing
  • Tax cuts for workers and small businesses impacted by the pandemic
  • Investments to improve public health and reduce racial disparities in health care
  • State aid for small businesses damaged during last year’s civil unrest
  • Investments in transit, roads, bridges, and rail
  • Substantial reforms to sexual assault laws to bring justice to survivors
  • Measures to reform policing and increase accountability