Minnesota Senate GOP Ousts Commerce Commissioner Steve KelleySenators voted 31-33 not to confirm Kelley, after Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order to extend the COVID-19 peacetime emergency for another 30 days.
Minnesota Senate Debates New Police Reform Bills, But Some Say It's Not EnoughThe Minnesota Senate is debating a police reform bill that creates a statewide ban on chokeholds and requires officers to report abuse by fellow officers.
Minnesota House Approves Bill To Raise Age For Buying Tobacco To 21On Saturday, the Minnesota House approved legislation that raises the age for Minnesotans to purchase tobacco, tobacco products, electronic delivery devices, and other nicotine products, from 18 to 21.
Gov. Walz Signs Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act VirtuallyGov. Tim Walz was joined virtually by advocates for affordable insulin and legislators as he signed the long-awaited Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act Wednesday morning.
Minnesota Lawmakers Reach Deal On Insulin Affordability WednesdayThe deal follows months of public and private talks between Democratic and Republican legislators in the two chambers.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: State Legislature Passes New Protection For Front-Line WorkersMinnesota's coronavirus infection count surpassed 1,000 Tuesday, as lawmakers moved closer to passing legislation to ensure first responders and health care workers on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 qualify for workers compensation, even if they can't prove they caught the virus at work.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Lawmakers Move To Ensure Workers Compensation For First Responders With COVID-19The House will convene at noon Tuesday while the Senate will meet at 2 p.m. to pass the bill, using some of the same social distancing rules they used when they met March 26 to pass a $330 million COVID-19 relief package.
MN House Lawmakers Announce Series Of COVID-19 LegislationMinnesota House leaders have announced a series of emergency legislation to combat coronavirus (COVID-19) Wednesday.
Minnesota House Goes Forward On Insulin, Vote Privacy And GunsMinnesota House Democrats are moving full speed ahead on some of their top priorities for the 2020 session.
Minnesota House GOP Proposes Crackdown On Urban CrimeThe GOP minority in the Minnesota House announced a slate of bills Monday aimed at reducing violent crime in Minneapolis and St. Paul and on the Metro Transit system, drawing a sharp retort from Democratic Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.
State Rep. Nick Zerwas Of Elk River To ResignOver Zerwas’s 13 years as a state lawmaker, he sponsored legislation for solitary confinement reform and “right to try” legislation, which makes clinical trials and experimental drugs more available for terminally-ill patients.
Minnesota House Polls State Fair Goers On Top IssuesThe Minnesota House of Representatives' annual state fair poll explored how Minnesotans feel about a number of issues at the state Capitol.
Senate GOP Passes 'Lights On' Bill; No Budget Deal In SightThe Minnesota Senate has approved a Republican plan for preventing a state government shutdown if the Legislature's budget stalemate persists.
2019 Brings A New Mix To Minnesota's Big Conference TableThere’s a new mix at Minnesota’s big conference table for the always-contentious negotiations at the end of the legislative session over the big questions of taxes and spending.
Minnesota House Narrowly Votes To Ban Wolf Hunting For SportThe Minnesota House has voted narrowly to ban a resumption of wolf hunting for sport in Minnesota.