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Week in Review: Jan. 11-15

A red-coated visitor trudges away from the State Office Building through the snow Jan. 14. Photo by Andrew VonBank
A red-coated visitor trudges away from the State Office Building through the snow Jan. 14. Photo by Andrew VonBank

Welcome to the beginning of a long weekend as the House will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But members intend to pick right up where they left off next week with nearly 40 hearings already scheduled and a floor session Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Looking through meeting agendas for the next seven days, many committees and divisions are scheduled to continue receiving updates and overviews from areas they oversee, as is common this time of year. However, items may be added over the weekend, so be sure to check the weekly schedule for any updates.

Week in Review: Jan. 11-15

But before we look ahead, here’s one more look at the last week.

Check out the latest gallery from House Photography and stay up-to-date on House news and updates throughout the week at Session Daily.



Ag officials detail efforts to help meat processers, providers



Budget officials: low interest rates serve state well at bond sale


Overburdened public defenders, legal aid lawyers air concerns before House panel


State judiciary has taken ‘unprecedented steps’ to operate safely in pandemic


House panel extends remote marriage license options



State modifies schools plan with goal of more young learners back in classroom


Students give distance learning model a failing grade



MN-based corporations talk up commitments to renewable energy



After spring concerns, budget officials say Legacy balances are healthy


House panel approves $61 million for environmental projects


Testifiers tell House panel climate isn’t the only thing changing



‘Finding the right balance:’ state office supports long-term-care facility residents during pandemic


Early childhood investments should include support for caregivers, panel hears


Health officials update lawmakers on wide-ranging pandemic response


New House panel to focus on addiction, mental health services


State’s child care industry struggles, officials say, but shows resilience during pandemic


$200m pool of state COVID funds nearly empty, lawmakers hear



Industrial education committee hears proposal to address teacher shortages



Homelessness in MN sees slight decrease, but advocates say troubling trends persist


With COVID rental assistance funds spent, $400 million more on way from feds



Incarceration and probation: Committee gets overview of state corrections’ systems


Committee hears how reform legislation has begun to affect police training



House adopts permanent rules for 2021-22 session


DFL leaders outline top early priorities for 2021 session


Procedural vote on emergency powers repeal fails in House


MN legislative leaders address rioting at U.S. Capitol



Spread of state’s coronavirus relief funds deemed a success



How will pandemic impact transportation? House committee begins looking at post-COVID future


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