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.
Lawmakers Finish Session In A Blur Of Bills, QuestionsGov. Mark Dayton threatened to veto major tax and spending bills as the passed the House Sunday night.
Frustrated Dayton Threatens Veto On Tax, Spending BillsMinnesota lawmakers are retrying with a tax bill by folding in funding for schools suffering budget shortfalls.
Families Of Distracted Driving Victims Plea For Hands-Free Device BillPeople who lost loved ones to distracted driving are not ready to accept this is the end of the road for a bill that could prevent it.
With 6 Days Left, Little Progress In Legislative SessionGov. Mark Dayton is calling on Republicans to provide emergency funding for schools, or he won't sign a bill for the state's tax code.