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Size Of Upcoming Minnesota GOP Senate Majority: 1Just winning the 34-33 majority was a welcome surprise for Senate Republicans: GOP candidates lost two Senate seats but won eight DFL districts en route to the party's second majority in more than 40 years.
Mpls. H.S. Students To March In Support Of Voting Rights BillSome Minneapolis high school students are planning walk-outs and marches Wednesday in support of the voting rights bill. The bill, proposed in the state legislature, would restore voting rights to felons after they are released from prison.
Lawmakers Discuss Racial Economic Disparity LegislationSome Minnesota lawmakers are pushing for racial economic disparity legislation at the State Capitol Tuesday. Senate Democrats have included $91 million in their budget for an "equity article."
Lawmakers Move Forward On Real ID Complaint BillMinnesota lawmakers are moving forward on a bill to comply with the new federal Real ID law. It means changing everybody's driver's license in the state to newer, high security versions, and it would not allow Minnesotans to opt out.
Minn. Senate To Discuss 2 Bills On Gun SalesHundreds of people for and against tougher background checks on gun sales will be in St. Paul Tuesday. At 8:30 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing in the Senate Office Building for two bills from DFL Senator Ron Latz.
Transgender Student Bathroom Ban Bill Heads To S.D. Gov.South Dakota would be the first state in the U.S. to approve a law requiring transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their sex at birth if the governor signs a bill passed Tuesday by the state Senate.
Wis. Lawmakers Look To Make Harassing Hunters A Crime The state Assembly is set to pass a bill that would prohibit people from bothering hunters in the woods.
Senate Majority Leader To Offer Bill Allowing Tesla To Sell Cars To ConsumersThe majority leader of the Connecticut Senate says he'll introduce legislation that would allow electric vehicle manufacturers, including Tesla Motors, to sell cars directly to consumers.
Tight Races For Both GOP, Democrats In IowaIn a high-stakes test of enthusiasm versus organization, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders hope to ride voter energy into victories in Monday's Iowa caucuses, as Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton bank on sophisticated get-out-the vote operations months in the making.
Fmr. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Has 'No Regrets' Having Endorsed TrumpFormer Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she has no regrets having endorsed billionaire Donald Trump for president over his rival Ted Cruz, who she endorsed during his run for a seat in the U.S. Senate.
Wis. Senate Passes Planned Parenthood Funding CutWisconsin Republicans took another step Wednesday in their push to defund Planned Parenthood, with the state Senate passing two bills that would cost the organization millions of dollars every year.