Minnesota House Of Representatives
A possible Minnesota House vote on legalizing medical marijuana has been delayed for a couple of weeks. Republican Rep. Pat Garofalo of Farmington was hoping to attach an amendment that would legalize medical marijuana to a separate health bill. But that bill has been pulled from Wednesday’s docket until after the Legislature’s Passover/Easter break that begins the next day.
Most of the doctors polled at a Minnesota Medical Association forum oppose the legislation that legalizes medical marijuana. The bill passes a Minnesota House committee Wednesday, but still has a long road ahead in the Legislature.
A data breach at hometown retailing giant Target is prompting a look at Minnesota data protection laws. The theft late last year of financial and personal data from millions of customers is a driving force behind a bill that a Minnesota House commerce committee was discussing Tuesday.
As Minnesota’s legislative session nears, one of the state’s minimum-wage champions has issued a challenge. Five House colleagues accepted Golden Valley Democrat Rep. Ryan Winkler’s invitation Tuesday to live for a week on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
The deputy chairwoman of the Minnesota Republican Party is stepping down to devote herself full time to her state House campaign. Kelly Fenton says Monday that she’ll stay with the state GOP through the end of the year.
The deputy chairwoman of Minnesota’s Republican Party says she’ll run for an open state House seat in Woodbury. Kelly Fenton filed Friday to run for House District 53B. The seat’s being vacated by Republican Rep. Andrea Kieffer, who’s stepping down after two terms.
A Republican state representative who broke with most in her party to support legalizing gay marriage says she won’t run for re-election next year. Rep. Andrea Kieffer of Woodbury said in a prepared statement that she was honored to serve but that she never intended the Legislature to be her career.
After negotiating by letters and press releases, Minnesota’s top state officials will get in the same room to discuss a possible September special session. Gov. Mark Dayton said he plans to meet on Friday with leaders from the House and Senate.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s office confirmed Thursday it is in talks with Minnesota legislative leaders on a special session to provide disaster aid to communities hit by severe storms.
Former WCCO anchor Don Shelby has been keeping himself occupied since retiring from his position delivering the evening news to Minnesotans back in 2010. But he may soon be embarking on his most ambitious venture yet — Washington, D.C.
The Minnesota House has defeated an $800 million construction projects bill that failed to win a needed super-majority. The bill is a rare area where Republican held veto power. Because it involves long-term state debt, it required 81 votes to pass.
With ten days to go in the 2013 session, DFL legislative leaders held budget talks with Governor Mark Dayton Friday to hammer out their differences on tax and budget issues, including a Senate proposal to extend the state’s sale tax to clothing.
A Republican legislator who was weighing his vote on a gay marriage bill says he will oppose it during Thursday’s Minnesota House vote.
Wolf hunting opponents plan to make a move in the Minnesota House to stop wolf trapping.
A Democratic-crafted House plan for publicly financed construction sprinkles a host of projects across Republican-held districts but it is far from clear that it can attract the needed GOP votes to pass.