Rep. Pat Garofalo
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.
The Minnesota legislator whose tweet about the NBA aroused cries of racism is apologizing Monday. Rep. Pat Garofalo, a fifth-term Republican from Farmington, has faced an avalanche of criticism for suggesting this weekend that pro basketball players had criminal tendencies.
A Minnesota lawmaker is getting national attention for a tweet posted on his Twitter page Sunday – and some are calling it racist.
A Republican legislator who was weighing his vote on a gay marriage bill says he will oppose it during Thursday’s Minnesota House vote.