Gender Equity, Violence Bills Get Debate Amid Budget BattleSeveral initiatives to promote gender equity and reduce gender-based violence are in play as Minnesota's legislative session nears an end, ranging from a potential overhaul of the state's sexual assault laws to making it easier to sue for sexual harassment.
Hopeful Talk Hits Brick Wall Of Reality In State Capitol Budget TalksBudget talks collapsed again late Tuesday at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Minnesota Governor Signs Repeal Of Marital Rape ExemptionGov. Tim Walz has signed a bill repealing a Minnesota law that prevented prosecutors from filing rape charges against people accused of sexually assaulting their spouses.
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.
Hands-Free Cellphone Bill Advances In Minnesota LegislatureA bill requiring drivers to use hands-free phones took a major step forward Monday at the Minnesota Capitol. It could become law as soon as Aug. 1.
Governor Signs Snow Day Relief Bill For Minnesota SchoolsThe bipartisan compromise, which was approved by both the House and Senate last Thursday, gives school districts more flexibility for making up all the days they canceled.
Lawmakers Agree To Undo 'Raid' On Environmental Trust FundLegislative leaders have agreed to undo what critics called an improper raid on an environmental trust fund that depends on Minnesota Lottery proceeds.
2 Gun Control Bills To Be Considered By Minnseota House PanelThe Minnesota Legislature braced Wednesday for its first hearing this session on gun control, with testimony scheduled on bills to require universal criminal background checks for gun purchasers and to let families and police ask courts to take guns from people judged to pose a threat to themselves or others.
Minnesota House Votes To Eliminate 'Marital Rape Exception'The Minnesota House has voted to eliminate a defense that prevents people who rape a spouse or domestic partner from being prosecuted for criminal sexual conduct.
Minnesota House Democrats To Unveil 1st 10 Bills As PackageDemocratic lawmakers are preparing to unveil their first 10 bills soon after they take control of the Minnesota House next month.
Next House Speaker Will Dump Master Mute ButtonAfter Democrats retook control of the House in the November elections, the incoming speaker, Melissa Hortman, said the button must go.
Lawmaker Describes 990-Page Vetoed Omnibus Bill As 'Heap Of Garbage'The dust is settling after Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the biggest bills of the 2018 Legislative session: the tax and budget bills.
Republican Leaders Fuming After Gov. Dayton Vetoes Tax, Budget BillsDayton accused the bill of “misguided priorities that give tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy over the education of our children.”
State Lawmaker Blasts Republicans For Not Passing Opioid LegislationSen. Chris Eaton of Brooklyn Center says Republican leaders bent under pressure from drug companies, who caused the epidemic.
Why The State Tax Bill Matters To MinnesotansThe bill lines up our taxes with the new Federal law so that at least 800,000 Minnesotans don't end up paying more.