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Walz sets date for special House election

Gov. Tim Walz has set Tuesday, Dec. 5 as the date for a special election to fill the House seat in District 52B that opened when former Rep. Ruth Richardson resigned Sept. 1. ...

Poll results show fairgoers favor medically assisted suicide, remain divided on sports gambling

Polltakers at the 2023 Minnesota State Fair also support lifting moratorium on new nuclear power plants but are against automatic rebates for taxpayers.

Richardson announces resignation from House

Rep. Ruth Richardson announced her resignation via social media late Friday. The third-term DFLer from Mendota Heights posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, “Legislative s...

Meet House members, take part in annual opinion poll at 2023 Minnesota State Fair

Fairgoers are invited to weigh in on hot political topics and meet with legislators during their visit to the House of Representatives’ booth at the 2023 Minnesota State Fair.

Last-minute compromise narrows scope of nurse staffing bill that goes to governor

After years of demanding action from the Legislature, nurses were on the cusp of finally gaining a voice in hospital staffing levels. The “Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act”...

Aid to nursing homes, grants for workers pass House in session’s final hours

Nursing homes were a frequent talking point for Republican legislators at press conferences throughout this session. Statistics were often presented about how many had already c...

House lawmakers send pair of capital investment bills to governor’s desk as 2023 session ends

“But wait, there’s more” is not just an infomercial catch phrase. It could be applied to a pair of capital investment bills which left the House March 6 with $1.9 billion in inf...

$9.3 billion health bill would repeal old abortion laws, address health disparities

It’s not déjà vu. It’s happening again. From day one to the session’s final, dwindling hours, lawmakers have debated abortion rights. Monday the discussion largely surro...

DFLers call transportation package a ‘generational investment’ as House gives a green light

Planes, trains and automobiles. And bicycles, buses and pedestrians. Funding for pretty much every type of travel is included in the conference committee report on HF2887, p...

House passes tax package that includes rebate checks, $1 billion in new revenues

Is it the largest tax cut in Minnesota history? Or the biggest tax hike the state has ever experienced? Could it be both? That’s the crux of the debate about the conference ...

Agreement on transportation budget includes gas tax hike, delivery fee

There’s been widespread agreement that the Legislature should put more money into transportation. There’s even broad agreement on where much of the money should go. And Saturday...

Compromise agreement on nurse staffing legislation clears conference committee

After years of demanding action from the Legislature, nurses are primed to finally gain a say in hospital staffing levels.

House passes $14 billion human services package that includes contentious nursing home loan program

Every day more and more employees join the “Great Resignation,” a mass exodus of workers from their jobs, especially burnt-out heath care staff. From nursing homes to reside...

House passes state and local government agreement that calls for new state flag, changes to legislative procedure

With four days left in the regular session, the House passed a funding mechanism for itself and others in the next two fiscal years. Also included is a major policy change f...

House passes prospective new state regulations of Uber and Lyft

The working conditions of rideshare drivers with Uber and Lyft are potentially due for a major overhaul. Following a brief debate Thursday night, the House passed HF2369, as...

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