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.
$21 Million In Coronavirus (COVID-19) Money Sails Through Minnesota SenateThe Minnesota Senate voted 64-0 Monday to earmark $21 million to reinforce the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak, while the House was poised to follow suit quickly so that the bill reaches Gov. Tim Walz's desk this week.
Minnesota's Divided Government Experiment Will Get New TestPassing a public works borrowing package will be the Minnesota Legislature's top job as it convenes Tuesday for the 2020 session, an important test of divided government to see whether both parties can cooperate for a second year in a row.
Gov. Walz Unveils Final Part Of $2 Billion Bonding BillRepublicans have made it very clear they want half as much spent on projects as the Governor - about one billion dollars, not two.
Senate GOP Lays Out Priorities For Minnesota Legislature's 2020 SessionEliminating the state's partial tax on Social Security benefits, reducing violent crime in the Twin Cities and reforming the state Department of Human Services are some of the top priorities for the 2020 legislative session that the Minnesota Senate GOP majority announced Monday.
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 Lawmakers Discuss Next Steps On Affordable Insulin
Talking Points: State Leaders Look Ahead To 2020 ElectionWith Minnesota being the only divided legislature in the country, both parties are looking ahead to the next election.
New Law Aims To Crack Down On Slow-Moving Vehicles In Left LaneThe state legislature passed a bill this session that will fine drivers who don't move over for faster vehicles.
Insulin Bill Likely To Return In 2020, Paul Gazelka SaysHouse Democratic and Senate Republicans negotiators blamed each other side for how the proposal was dropped.
'We Were Shocked': Insulin Safety Net Left Out Of Final Budget DealThe bill would have provided a free emergency supply of insulin to anyone unable to afford skyrocketing prices.