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Proposed Office of the Foster Youth Ombudsperson gets strong House support

Resources, advocacy and visibility are some of the plusses to a bipartisan bill aimed at protecting children, some who’ve already experienced hard times. Children in foster ...

Capitol security committee would continue under bill that clears House

First enacted in 2012, the Advisory Committee on Capitol Area Security is directed to assess safety and security risks in the Capitol area and discuss developments that might af...

House passes new process for optional online county-owned land sales

Folks wanting to acquire some public land may need to do it in a more modern way. Sponsored by Rep. Julie Sandstede (DFL-Hibbing), HF3285 would allow counties, in addition t...

Paid family leave in omnibus climate, jobs, economic development bill passed by House

By a 69-62 vote late Wednesday, the House passed its omnibus workforce, business development, climate and energy supplemental finance and policy bill.

House passes omnibus tax bill; battle over cuts, credits now heads to Senate

To supporters, the House omnibus tax bill looks like the largest tax cut the state has offered residents in decades. To detractors, it doesn’t cut taxes nearly enough. Yet, ...

House passes $768 million omnibus health and human services bill

A House was once again divided along party lines in passing an omnibus bill. This time it was the omnibus health and human services bill that passed, as amended, 69-64 Tuesd...

Week in Review: April 24-29

From Sunday’s State of the State address by Gov. Tim Walz, to today’s sixth floor session of the week, it has been a busy and eventful last few days. All of that time was ne...

Divided House passes omnibus judiciary and public safety bill, sends it back to Senate

At the start of the seven-hour debate on the omnibus judiciary and public safety supplemental budget bill, both Republican and DFL House members stressed that ensuring the safet...

House gives omnibus higher education bill a passing grade

Making postsecondary education affordable and available to all Minnesotans is the bedrock of the omnibus higher education finance and policy bill. Sponsored by Rep. Connie B...

House repasses conference committee agreement on UI trust fund, frontline worker pay bill

An agreement between leaders in the House and Senate to fully replenish the unemployment insurance trust fund at $2.7 billion and provide bonuses to workers whose job put them at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 was approved by a conference committee.

Lengthy discussion ends with House passing omnibus environment, natural resources bill

Issues that received plenty of debate in committee meetings continued to receive lengthy discussion, but the House nonetheless passed its omnibus environment and natural resourc...

Legislative leaders announce deal on UI trust fund, worker pay

House and Senate leaders have announced an agreement to replenish the state’s unemployment trust fund and provide bonuses to frontline workers. Both bodies hope to pass the legi...

Liquor, sports betting bills receive bipartisan committee support

After three straight days of mostly party-line votes on omnibus bills, the House Ways and Means Committee crossed party lines Thursday around a pair of sometimes contentious sub...

Elect Met Council members? Local government panel likes the idea

A 17-member unelected group has taxing authority and oversees some important planning for, but often not thought about, aspects of life in the seven-county Twin Cities metropoli...

House passes omnibus early childhood, E-12 education package

Investments in early childhood, special education and English-language learner programs are essential parts of the omnibus education finance and policy bill.

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