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.
Minnesota House Passes Gas Tax HikeThe House transportation bill, which includes the gas tax hike, passed the House Monday evening with a 74-58 vote, but it will likely stall out in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Minnesota House Passes $15B Health Bill; Would Raise Tobacco Age To 21A massive $15 billion Health and Human Services package is moving forward at the Minnesota State Capitol.
'We're Taking Action': Minn. Democrats Try To Force Vote On Gun Control BillsMinnesota's top Republican at the State Capitol Thursday declared gun safety bills dead for the year. That's after Democrats used a parliamentary maneuver to force a vote on gun control.
Minnesota House Passes Hands-Free Cellphone BillThe Minnesota House approved a bill Monday night that would require drivers to use hands-free devices while driving.
Elected Officials & Moms Demand Action Rally For Gun Safety BillsMinnesota lawmakers and volunteers for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America rallied at the state capitol Wednesday to demand hearings on gun safety bills.
'It Could Save Lives': Red Flag Gun Bill Passes In Minn. House CommitteeThe Minnesota House Public Safety Committee voted in favor of a "Red Flag" bill, which would allow police to seize guns from anyone a judge ruled was a danger to themselves or others.
Minn. House Panel Highlights Bills Against Gender-Based ViolenceA Minnesota House panel launched three days of hearings Tuesday aimed at turning a spotlight on gender-based violence and closing loopholes and other gaps in state statutes that can make it hard to prosecute such crimes.
Minn. House Democrats To Disable Capitol ‘Mute’ Button Installed By GOPIt is no secret that the Minnesota lawmakers sometimes hold raucous legislative sessions. But there's something even many lawmakers didn't know. House GOP leaders installed a "mute button” to cut off their microphones if things got rowdy!
Minnesota House Survey Reveals Sexual Harassment At CapitolA new survey reveals that one in five legislators or staffers in the Minnesota House has seen or experienced sexual harassment at the State Capitol.
'Perfect Just The Way They Are': State House Member Proposes Conversion Therapy BanA newly-elected Minnesota lawmaker is pushing to ban a kind of therapy that aims to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.