Walz Issues Writs Of Special Election To Fill House VacanciesGovernor Tim Walz issued writs of special election to fill vacancies in House Districts 30A and 60A prior to the 2020 legislative session.
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.
After Smollett Charges, MN Lawmaker Seeks Crackdown On Fake Hate Crime ClaimsA Minnesota lawmaker wants tougher penalties for falsely reporting hate crimes in his state after an actor in Chicago was accused of doing so.
Minnesota 1 Of 30 States Trying To Legalize Sports BettingMinnesota lawmakers are making a move to legalize sports betting. A bill allowing Minnesotans to make bets on games will be introduced Wednesday.
Bill Toughening Penalties For Protesters Clears HouseIt passed largely on party lines and over Democratic objections that it would chill free speech.
House GOP Revives Push To Crack Down On Highway ProtestsLawmakers are clashing over a renewed attempt to increase penalties for protesting that blocks traffic, transit lines or at airports.
Republican Lawmakers Introduce Amendment To Downsize LegislatureA pair of Minnesota lawmakers thinks the Legislature is too large. They want to see if voters agree.
Lawmaker Revives Bill To Toughen Freeway Protest PenaltiesA Minnesota lawmaker is reviving attempts to impose tougher penalties on protesters who shut down freeways.
Highway Protest Crackdown Bill Not Happening This Session As lawmakers are running out of a time to reach a budget deal ahead of Monday’s legal deadline, one piece of legislation that won’t move forward is a crackdown on protesters who block freeways.
Bill Aiming To Crack Down On Police Impersonators Irks Security CompaniesLakeville Police say they have encountered multiple cases of police impersonators, including one who investigated cases and showed up at crime scenes.
Minn. House Approves Bill Stiffening Penalties For Mass ProtestsThe Minnesota House Monday approved a sweeping public safety bill that includes tough new measures to limit mass protests.
House Committee Passes Stiffer Penalties For Certain ProtestsThe penalty could be bumped up from a misdemeanor to a gross misdemeanor.
Minnesotans With Disabilities Seek Changes In State Spending LawsMinnesotans with disabilities were at the State Capitol Tuesday to say they are being forced into poverty because of their disability.
Will Lawmakers Warm To Soccer Stadium Funding?There's a possible climate change at the Minnesota State Capitol. Top lawmakers will meet next week with the owners of Minnesota's new Major League Soccer franchise to discuss public funding for a stadium in Minneapolis.
Auditor: MNsure's 'Failures Outweighed Its Achievements'A lack of adequate testing before the state's health insurance exchange launched in 2013 and other issues meant the exchange's "failures outweighed its achievements" in its first year, the legislative auditor concluded in a report released Tuesday.