The Federal Reserve Discusses Education

The 12 District Banks of the Federal Reserve System recently met to discuss education. The event featured a discussion based on proposals from three of the featured experts, related to reducing implicit bias in schools, supporting early childhood development, and creating a civil right to quality education.

Livetweet: House Capital Finance (Feb. 10)

By McKenzie Kemper, Freelance Journalist-in-Training

House Legacy Finance Committee met today to discuss funding for BIPOC communities in Capital Finance. Follow the linked tweets below to read about the committee’s discussion. House Legacy Finance Committee will be meeting at 8:30 am today.— UpTake MN Coverage (@uptakemn) February 10, 2021

Committee Summary: House Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee

The House public safety committee met to discuss a task force report regarding Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, which looked at root causes to violence against Indigenous women and girls and set forth mandates for the Legislature to address the crisis. The committee also forwarded Rep. Sandra Feist’s bill, HF 321, to speed up the U-visa process for immigrants who are victims of crimes.

Minnesota House of Reps aims to tackle homelessness

The House Preventing Homelessness Division held its first meeting Wednesday with DFL and GOP members from throughout the state, chaired by Rep. Aisha Gomez, DFL-Minneapolis. The committee aims to center voices of people experiencing homelessness as policies are crafted. Future meetings will revolve around encampment strategy response and the emergency shelter system.

Mental Health in 2021

By: Amy Marschall, PsyD

We are less than three weeks into 2021, and WOW. Although the new year did not automatically re-set or end anything that was happening in 2020, December seemed filled with hope that January would be better. On January 6, I finished a session and checked Twitter to see that “Civil War” was trending. My first thought was that it had something to do with Captain America, but instead this was in reference to Trump supporters rioting and attacking the Capitol, causing lockdown protocol that has not been necessary since September 11, 2001. In the days since, social media posts have alleged that more violent riots are to come, causing Twitter to permanently ban Donald Trump from their platform.