Gov. Mark Dayton
The next move in legalization of medical marijuana in Minnesota is up to the state Senate. Senators could vote Monday to adopt a House bill that is more restrictive than theirs.
A bill signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton Sunday is aimed at helping women in the workplace. Lawmakers and advocates joined the governor on this Mother’s Day to sign the Women’s Economic Security Act.
The 2015 Governor’s Fishing Opener will be held in the Lake Vermilion area of northeastern Minnesota. Explore Minnesota Tourism says the Lake Vermilion Resort Association will host the annual event on May 7-10, 2015.
The debate over cracking open Minnesota’s ban on Sunday liquor store sales has ended with a whimper. With a Senate vote Friday, a bill preserving the status quo on takeaway sales is on its way to Gov. Mark Dayton.
A bill with tight limits on use of marijuana as medicine has reached a pivotal Minnesota House vote. Days after the Senate overwhelmingly passed a more-expansive version, House lawmakers planned to debate its own proposal and almost 50 potential amendments Friday.
It’ll be a busy weekend on Minnesota lakes as about 500,000 anglers are expected to be on the water for the annual Fishing Opener. Gov. Mark Dayton will be one of them, as he’ll be hitting the Brainerd Lakes Area for the 67th Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener.
Minnesota health officials have regained the ability to indefinitely retain blood samples from newborn babies unless a parent refuses permission. Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed the bill lawmakers approved last week.
The Minnesota Senate’s proposal for publicly backed construction projects totals more than $1.1 billion in combined borrowing and cash-financed projects. The proposal released Monday calls for borrowing of $846 million and about $200 million in cash from the state’s surplus.
The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill allowing the state to retain blood samples from newborn babies indefinitely. Senators voted 36 to 20 to send the proposal to Gov. Mark Dayton.
Democratic House leaders say they have a new compromise proposal on medical marijuana that is unopposed by law enforcement. Their proposal would create a limited clinical trial for children and adults suffering from severe illnesses.
Gov. Mark Dayton delivered his last State of the State address Wednesday night as the state’s current leader, urging unity among Minnesotans. He also said over the last four years he’s been in office, Minnesota’s economy is now on the mend.
Gov. Mark Dayton appealed Wednesday for a “unity of purpose” among lawmakers seeking to push Minnesota forward, saying differing political philosophies shouldn’t keep them from achieving progress in a state that he says is “much better than before.”
The board of directors of Minnesota’s online health insurance marketplace has dropped the “interim” tag from its chief executive’s title. On a unanimous voice vote, the MNsure board on Tuesday designated Scott Leitz as CEO. He had been interim CEO since taking over the state-run health insurance exchange in December.
Minnesota lawmakers are hoping to minimize any lapse in the state’s online voter registration system. A judge ruled Monday that the portal be shut off because Secretary of State Mark Ritchie lacked the power to set it up unilaterally.
When Tina Smith arrived at an eat-in bakery recently as an ambassador of Gov. Mark Dayton’s re-election campaign, there wasn’t much mystery about the allegiance of her assembled audience. A couple dozen tried-and-true Democrats who huddled around Smith were anxious to meet the governor’s new running mate, and she was just as eager to deliver an early call to action.