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Barb Goodwin

Democratic-Farmer-Labor — Senator — District 41
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Barb Goodwin represents Senate District 41 in the Minnesota Senate, is a member of three committees, and is the primary sponsor of 256 bills.

2000 3814.0
2002 4650.0
2004 4000.0
2010 8020.0

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News and Blog Coverage

The Minnesota Legislature is going to look a lot different a year from now

In 2016, the Minnesota Legislature will say goodbye to: two leading experts on the tax code; a lawmaker who probably best understands the state’s complicated web of health and human service programs; and the biggest champion of repealing the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales. Between early retirements and those ...

Four ways the Legislature could reform drug sentencing in Minnesota

Next year could be a turning point for drug reform efforts in Minnesota. Since the 1990s, the state has been cracking down on drug users and sellers, creating new and stricter penalties for controlled-substance crimes. As a result, Minnesota has relatively harsh drug penalties compared to other Midwestern states. And ...

State Senators Barb Goodwin, Karin Housley Join Forces to Help Corrections

ST. PAUL, MINN. – State Senators Barb Goodwin (DFL-Columbia Heights) and Karin Housley (R-St. Mary’s Point) have joined forces to author legislation providing affordable health care to corrections employees who are rendered permanently disabled in the line of duty. Housley and Goodwin took action when they learned about the violent ...

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • SF 2089

    Minnesota Health Plan establishment

  • SF 2055

    Residential nonhomestead property and apartment property improvements property tax valuation exclusion

  • SF 2014

    Minnesota vikings stadium bird-safe glass use requirement

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  • SF 2019

    Parenting expense adjustment review requirement and appropriation

  • SF 2007

    I-35W bridge replacement bond issue and appropriation

  • SF 1974

    Resolution memorializing the President and Congress to provide reimbursement under Medicaid for services provided at the Anoka-Metro regional treatment center

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