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‘Pathway Home Act’ aims to provide more than $200 million for variety of homeless services

At the age of 11, Kris Jackson experienced homelessness for the first, but far from the last, time. “The horrible things I had to do to survive. Most could never imagine,” s...

$50m to refill coffers of popular lending program called for ‘to foster next generation of farmers’

The House Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee approved without dissent — and sent to the House Capital Investment Committee — identical bills that would appropriate $50 million from state bond proceeds for the Rural Finance Authority.

Lawmakers advance bill seeking $280 million to fund ‘innovative’ crime prevention programs

HF25 would expand the role of law enforcement and the criminal justice system by funding more community-based crime prevention services, such as victim services programs and juvenile diversion programs.

NE Minneapolis firefighters museum could climb the ladder, earn state designation

A facility that already honors men and women who put their lives on the line to save others could receive a state designation. Rep. Sydney Jordan (DFL-Mpls) sponsors HF194 t...

With remote meetings now common, House panel OKs measure modifying limitations on members of certain public bodies

Like everyone else, members of public bodies can have health issues. However, they are still expected to fulfill their civic duties. In the name of transparency, committee a...

Bill proposes reimbursement boost for child care providers in state assistance program

The House Children and Families Finance and Policy Committee approved a bill to raise reimbursement rates for providers in the Child Care Assistance Program.

Energy panel approves faster path toward carbon-free utilities

By a 10-6 party-line vote, the committee approved HF7, which would require that the state’s utilities use entirely carbon-free sources for electricity production by 2040. Sponsored by Rep. Jamie Long (DFL-Mpls), the bill, as amended, is headed to the House Floor.

House bill places Minnesota’s dearth of teachers of color under the spotlight

Minnesota ranks the worst in the nation with disparities in education between white and students of color, Hassan said. “The proposed policies are essential to closing the persistent and unacceptable opportunity and achievement gaps.”

Ban on conversion therapy moves forward on party-line committee vote

Sponsored by Rep. Athena Hollins (DFL-St. Paul), HF16 would ban conversion therapy for children and vulnerable adults.

Campus projects not glamorous — but they’re overdue, higher ed officials say

Maintaining campus facilities remains a critical need. Officials from the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State detailed capital funding requests totaling more than $700 million for higher education asset protection and replacement projects Wednesday.

Students from across Minnesota urge lawmakers to mandate menstrual products in schools

If you walk into a bathroom at any school in Minnesota, you’re sure to find the standard hygiene equipment — hand soap, paper towels, toilet paper. If HF44 were to become law, you could add another item to that list: menstrual products.

$100m proposal to replace all MN lead water service lines within decade gains first approval in House

Coming into contact with lead can damage the brain, kidneys, and nervous system. In children, lead can also slow development or cause learning, behavior, and hearing problems. ...

Political spending by ‘foreign-influenced’ corporations in MN elections could be curtailed under bill

The consensus among testifiers and members at a Wednesday hearing is too much money exists in elections that cannot easily be tracked — if at all. Rep. Zack Stephenson (DFL-...

Evictions on the rise in MN— a crisis ‘bigger than before’ the pandemic, committee hears

Rachael Sterling, a housing attorney at HOME Line, told the House Housing Finance and Policy Committee Tuesday that the eviction crisis didn’t start when the eviction moratorium phaseout expired in 2022.

House labor committee advances plan to give all Minnesotans paid sick leave

Nearly two-thirds of Minnesota workers have access to paid sick time. If enacted, HF19 would extend this benefit to the rest of the workforce.

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