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Judiciary panel OKs bill to amend MN Human Rights Act to prohibit hair discrimination

People in this country and in this state have experienced discrimination at school, at jobs, and elsewhere based solely on the appearance of their naturally occurring hair, acco...

Should inflation be included on both sides of the budget forecast ledger?

Subtraction by addition would provide a clearer picture of the state’s projected $17.6 billion surplus. Plus, what Rep. Zack Stephenson (DFL-Coon Rapids) calls a “budgeting ...

Committee considers what one state can do about climate change

Minnesota's average annual temperature is up 3 degrees Fahrenheit since 1895, while winter lows in the northern third of the state have risen 7.3 degrees Fahrenheit, experts said.

Environment, natural resources committee plays catch-up in approving land-use bill

Playing a little catch-up from last session, the House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee sent a land management bill out of committee on its first day.

Tax panel approves federal conformity changes

The House Taxes Committee OK'd HF31, which would conform the Minnesota tax code to several federal changes signed into law since 2019.

DFL leaders, holding all the cards at Capitol, tout their 2023 to-do list

“Many of Minnesotans’ most important priorities were blocked by the Republican-led Senate,” House Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) said, referencing the prior two years. “The House would pass fantastic bills only to run into the brick wall of a Republican-led Minnesota Senate.”

House lawmakers gather in St. Paul with swift action expected on at least one priority

After almost three years of most committee meetings and many floor sessions being conducted primarily via teleconferencing due to the pandemic, House members gathered in person once again Tuesday under the increasingly snow-covered dome of the State Capitol.

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