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Week in Review: April 8-12

House Majority Leader Jamie Long confers with Rep. Athena Hollins during an April 11 House Floor session. (Photo by Michele Jokinen)
House Majority Leader Jamie Long confers with Rep. Athena Hollins during an April 11 House Floor session. (Photo by Michele Jokinen)

It was a week when more major policy bills — public safety, elections and education — were passed by the House, which must mean conference committee season is right around the corner.

So, too, is the final committee deadline that arrives in one week on April 19, by when committees will have had to act favorably on the session’s appropriations and finance bills. (Notably, that deadline doesn't apply to the bonding, taxes or ways and means committees.)

Images of the Week: April 8-12

That deadline will also mark the eve of the session’s final month, which must end by May 20.

Have a good weekend and here’s a look back at what happened over the last few days.



Improved soil, water and climate health goal of proposed farm payment program



Commerce committee considers measure aimed at clarifying conflicting gambling regulations



House judiciary panel approves proposal to reform reviews of child deaths



House passes bill that calls for added protections for online ticket buyers


Defrauded homeowners could receive more from contractor recovery fund



Education policy bill — including proposed student cell phone policy — passes House; conference committee expected



Elections policy bill clears a divided House



Child mental health services could be covered by medical assistance


MinnesotaCare expansion unlikely in 2024, key lawmaker says


Governor’s early childhood supplemental budget proposals total nearly $37 million



Bill proposes creation of Office of Homelessness and Housing Supports


Electric vehicle charging stations could be required in new residential projects


Proposal would use state bonds to boost manufactured home development parks



Lawmakers seek more remote participation in local advisory commission meetings



House passes public safety policy bill with bipartisan support



State lawmakers could return Humphrey to Washington with statue swap



Cities, counties could impose local sales taxes to fund certain infrastructure projects


State tax preparation would be free for most filers under bill heard in House


Tax panel approves rent refund for child care centers


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