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Date registered: February 20, 2013

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  1. Gateway took ‘big step’ at Legislature — June 25, 2014
  2. Senator Kent: Why I supported raising the minimum wage — May 8, 2014
  3. Senator Kent Celebrates Victory of the Safe and Supportive Schools Act — April 4, 2014
  4. Senator Kent Hosts Twitter Town Hall, Addresses Safe and Supportive Schools Act — April 3, 2014
  5. Senate discusses legislation to measure physical education efficiency — March 17, 2014

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Jun 25

Gateway took ‘big step’ at Legislature

Originally published by Mike Longanecker, Woodbury Bulletin Local lawmakers said the Gateway Corridor project picked up momentum this year at the Legislature, even though it didn’t receive the dedicated bonding money originally sought. The east metro transit project could receive state dollars, but that will be up to the Metropolitan Council – the entity that …

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May 08

Senator Kent: Why I supported raising the minimum wage

When Governor Dayton signed the new minimum wage into law on April 14, it was the culmination of an extensive process of working toward a policy that will benefit Minnesota. It has also been an extensive process for me, as I have spent considerable time and effort speaking with constituents and business owners, as well …

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Apr 04

Senator Kent Celebrates Victory of the Safe and Supportive Schools Act

Sen. Kent gives thumbs up for Safe and Supportive Schools.

Saint Paul, Minn. – One of the most widely-debated bills of this legislative session, the Safe and Supportive Schools Act passed the Senate with a vote of 36 to 31. Senator Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury) has championed the bill since its inception and celebrated the victory as a major step forward for Minnesota students. “Today we …

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Apr 03

Senator Kent Hosts Twitter Town Hall, Addresses Safe and Supportive Schools Act

Sen. Kent takes to Twitter to talk about the Safe and Supportive Schools Act.

Saint Paul, Minn. – Senator Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury) hosted a Twitter Town Hall on April 2, affording Minnesotans the opportunity to ask questions and offer comments on one of the most talked about pieces of legislation this session: The Safe and Supportive Schools Act. Sen. Kent answered constituent questions – some divisive given the bill’s …

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Mar 17

Senate discusses legislation to measure physical education efficiency

ST. PAUL, MINN. – The Senate recently referred to the Education Committee a bill that measures the quality and quantity of physical education in schools. Countless studies have shown that physical education programs in schools benefit students’ learning capacities and long-term health, which is why Senator Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury) authored the legislation. A follow-up to …

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