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Funding for mental health interventions could get boost

HF1929 would, in part, appropriate a yet-to-be-determined amount of money from the General Fund in fiscal year 2023 for mental health grants.

House panel approves medical cannabis negotiations between state, tribal nations

HF3162 would authorize the governor or designated representatives to negotiate compacts with an American Indian tribe regulating medical cannabis and medical cannabis products.

Matching funds key to unlocking billions in transportation spending, committee hears

One of the most effective ways to win a competitive federal grant is being able to show you have money to finish the project. With about $4.8 billion from the federal Infras...

House panel OKs bill to extend statute of limitations for wrongful death suits against police

HF717 would extend the statute of limitations to six years for filing civil lawsuits for wrongful death of a person by the police.

State’s electric vehicle drivers could get a charge out of federal funding

On Tuesday, the House Climate and Energy Finance and Policy Committee received an update on plans for building out the state’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Cost-burdened renters could receive further assistance

House lawmakers are reconsidering a new rental assistance program that would assist renters who spend more than 30% of their annual income on rent.

Legislation proposes $25 per hour starting wage for non-licensed school employees

Education support professionals are often the first and last people a student sees on a school day.

Minnesota’s redrawn legislative, congressional maps unveiled

Many Minnesotans will have new representation thanks to revised maps released Tuesday showing the redrawn legislative and congressional districts that will direct the state’s elections for the next 10 years.

Proposal aims to help people navigate complex guardianship systems

HF2840 would provide $600,000 each year to the Volunteers for America Center for Excellence in Supported Decision Making.

Automatic absentee ballot distribution, more early voting get committee OK

HF3024, as amended, would create an option for voters to join an absentee voter registration list that would automatically provide an absentee ballot prior to each election.

State’s budget surplus could fund start of paid leave program

Minnesota’s projected budget surplus could offer an opportunity to get a paid family leave program up and running.

Proposed MinnesotaCare expansion would aid undocumented immigrants, small businesses

HF11 would establish the MinnesotaCare public option for persons with incomes greater than the MinnesotaCare income limit (200% of the federal poverty guidelines) but who meet all other MinnesotaCare eligibility criteria.

Access to menstrual products in schools would be required under bill

HF2750 would require school districts and charter schools to provide students in grades four through 12 with access to free menstrual products in student restrooms.

Deer farmers could face more requirements to safeguard against chronic wasting disease

In a continuing effort to eradicate and control the spread of chronic wasting disease, Minnesota deer farmers could be forced to test their entire herd.

Divided elections panel advances plan allowing 16-year-olds pre-registration to vote

Rep. Dan Wolgamott (DFL-St. Cloud) proffers HF3021 to codify a rule that would allow 16 year olds to pre-register to vote, even though they could not cast a ballot until age 18.

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