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'Highly partisan' congressional district maps proffered by House Redistricting Committee

The House Redistricting Committee received a House DFL proposal last week to redraw the state’s legislative districts. Members met again Tuesday for their first look at the new caucus-proposed maps to reshape Minnesota’s eight congressional districts.

Redistricting committee sees plan to redraw legislative maps

The House Redistricting Committee on Friday got its first look at what could become the House of Representatives’ plan to redraw the state’s legislative districts for the next decade.

Rep. Alice Hausman won't seek re-election after 17 terms

Rep. Alice Hausman (DFL-Falcon Heights) will not be running for re-election to the House in 2022.

House activity to remain mostly remote during 2022 session

House committees will continue to meet remotely, although House Speaker Melissa Hortman said room 120 in the State Capitol, which will have the technological capability for hybrid meetings, could be used if necessary.

Agriculture committee receives update on drought, proposal to help farmers

In the midst of a significant drought that persists across much of the state, the House Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee held an informational hearing Tuesday to receive...

Majority leader Winkler says he'll seek new role in 2022

House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) announced he will run for Hennepin County Attorney in 2022.

Preliminary ‘Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act’ proffered, heard by committee

Sponsored by Rep. Steve Elkins (DFL-Bloomington), HF1492 would regulate the collection and treatment of personal data by private entities and provide individuals certain rights regarding such data.

Rep. Wazlawik will not seek reelection in 2022

Rep. Ami Wazlawik (DFL–White Bear Township) is serving her second term in the House. A third will not happen. Wazlawik announced Wednesday that she will not seek reelection ...

State Fair poll shows majority favors masks in schools, increased role for Legislature

A majority of those who responded to the 2021 House of Representatives State Fair Poll support requiring K-12 students to wear masks in school during the 2021-22 school year. The poll found 51.3% of respondents support the idea, 41.3% said they are against the requirement and 7.4% are undecided.

Talk with legislators, voice your opinion at 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 2021 Minnesota State Fair.

House Redistricting Committee receives census update, plans listening sessions

After last week’s release of detailed 2020 Census data the state will use to help redraw its legislative districts for the next decade, the House Redistricting Committee announc...

Rep. Thompson to apologize for saying member is 'a racist,' ethics complaint dismissed

Rep. John Thompson (DFL-St. Paul) has agreed to apologize the next time the House convenes for calling a Republican member racist during the June 19 special session.

Ethics panel holds initial hearing on complaint against Rep. John Thompson

The House Ethics Committee held an initial hearing Friday on a complaint brought against Rep. John Thompson (DFL-St. Paul) for comments made during a June 19 debate on the House Floor.

House caps off special session by passing omnibus tax bill

The bill would produce $49.1 billion in revenue in the 2022-23 biennium that started Thursday and provide $4.2 billion in refunds, aids and credits, including $761 million in new tax cuts and credits.

House, Senate pass state government bill that includes end to peacetime emergency

Sponsored by Rep. Michael Nelson (DFL-Brooklyn Park) and Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake), SSHF12/SSSF2* would provide funding — and some increases — for various agencies, boards and commissions.

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