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Week in Review: Feb. 6-10

Rep. Kristi Pursell listens as House Majority Leader Jamie Long address the media Feb. 8 regarding HF96, a bill to create a public option for health insurance in Minnesota. (Photo by Catherine Davis)
Rep. Kristi Pursell listens as House Majority Leader Jamie Long address the media Feb. 8 regarding HF96, a bill to create a public option for health insurance in Minnesota. (Photo by Catherine Davis)

Big plans for Super Bowl Sunday? Good luck if you’re a fan of the Chiefs or Eagles. For everyone else, enjoy the game, the commercials, the food, or ignore all of it and get outside instead. It’s supposed to be a nice weekend.

Keep reading and you’ll see what a busy week it was in the House. Lots of bills being heard and a few passed as well. Next week promises more of the same.

But until then, have an enjoyable weekend and here’s a look back at what you may have missed.



Lawmaker aims to ‘level the playing field’ for auto dealerships performing warranty repairs



Judiciary panel approves $69.5 million funding boost to help service low-income legal clients



St. Paul-based film center seeking $3 million for building renovation



House passes free breakfast, lunch for all Minnesota schoolkids


Additional proposed spending on career, technical education in MN schools gets warm House reception


House committee backs measure to foster multilingual education


Governor’s education policy bill sees some pushback during first House hearing



Elections policy bill advances in House along party lines



Bill laying out updated accommodations for pregnant, nursing workers heads to House Floor


Prevailing wage would become part of renewable energy projects under bill



Governor’s energy proposals seek to unlock federal funds, grow Solar for Schools



DNR seeks $266 million investment to preserve, expand portfolio of capital assets


State needs to study how to help public infrastructure better adapt to climate change, lawmakers hear


Committee approves school-linked behavioral health grants bill


House OKs $5 million in emergency funding for Minnesota food shelves


Diagnostic services could be provided free of charge after initial mammogram


Early learning scholarships targeted for almost $1 billion boost


Accessibility advocates tell lawmakers hurdles remain for many applying for disability services


DFL proposal would expand MinnesotaCare access to all, create public health insurance option


Lawmaker wants proposed Emmett Louis Till Victims Recovery Program to help heal historical traumas


Panel approves $43 million to reduce chronic staffing shortages for direct support professionals



Grant program would provide $65 million to preserve, increase manufactured home access


$4 billion could go to cost-burdened households in new rental assistance program



Minnesota’s local governments could see a bump in state aid



'There is a demand for this:' More MN veterans may become eligible for service bonuses



Minnesota playing catch-up in funding youth intervention programs, advocates say


Public safety panel considers bill that would create new classification of crime to fight rising retail thefts


House OKs $4.3 million bump for AG’s office to assist county attorneys


House passes $96 million boost to funding for MN public defenders



House committees scrutinize state’s grant funding processes in aftermath of Feeding Our Future scandal


Facing wave of aging Minnesotans, lawmakers consider creating task force to tackle issue



MN families could net $3,000 per child under proposed tax credit



Walz transportation budget proposes maximizing federal funds now, increasing tab fees for future


Wheels on the bus go round and round — but for many school districts, that’s an impossibly high cost


Package of proposed bike safety measures would honor longtime advocate

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