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Week in Review: Jan. 23-27

John Thorson watches coverage of House proceedings from a Capitol corridor during a long debate on the House Floor Jan. 26. (Photo by Andrew VonBank)
John Thorson watches coverage of House proceedings from a Capitol corridor during a long debate on the House Floor Jan. 26. (Photo by Andrew VonBank)

Another lengthy floor session wrapped up another busy week in the House. Members debated for more than seven hours before passing HF7 that would require utilities in the state to produce electricity from entirely carbon-free sources by 2040.

The House also passed proposed legislation that would require state officials to include inflation on both sides of the ledger when making budget forecasts.

Images of the Week: Jan. 23-27

Another controversial bill is scheduled on the Calendar for the Day Monday, meaning another extended floor session could occur. HF4 would allow people to get a driver’s license or state identification card without proof of legal presence in the United States.

Monday’s schedule also includes a morning meeting of the House Ways and Means Committee and afternoon gatherings of the capital investment, human services and veterans panels, as well as a joint hearing of the commerce and health committees

Members will then convene for a 3:30 p.m. floor session.

But before then, have an enjoyable weekend, stay warm, and here’s a look back at what you may have missed over the last week.



State agriculture officials seek additional $117 million over next four years



House OKs bill to include inflation on both sides of budget forecast


Gov. Walz's proposed budget largest in state history, includes $8 billion in tax cuts



Governor’s budget request aims to give Border to Border Broadband a boost


Commerce committee approves bill aimed at bringing halt to price gouging by drug companies



MN voters could get vote on amendment to remove exception allowing slavery as criminal punishment from state constitution



Walz administration seeking $7 billion to boost funding for schools across state


Proposal to add mental health positions at Education Department gets a preliminary passing grade


Should Minnesota move to a permanent absentee voter list? Supporters say it would streamline voting; opponents question security



House OKs legislation extending unemployment benefits for laid-off Iron Range workers



House passes carbon-free energy requirement after bill generates lively debate


Bill would give utility customers the power to appeal



Highways for Habitat pollinators program would require MnDOT to ditch current green space practices


Anglers may celebrate a closer look at Minnesota’s funkier fish


Divided workforce committee advances paid family and medical leave proposal



‘Reproductive Freedom Defense Act’ seeks to protect patients, providers and visitors


First responders may be on track for horse-assisted mental health therapy


Budget proposal includes new state agency focused on kids, families


Minnesota Council on Disability requests budget increase



Student loan tax credit would grow tenfold under bill


Tenants could be temporarily sheltered from non-payment evictions


Forget fees — under bill, MN tenants could sidestep landlord entry and additional charges


$1 billion bonding request would open doors to affordable housing, advocates say



More local governments could broaden their investment opportunities



Hot meals for 200 more veterans in need could be delivered under new proposal



As heists surge, lawmakers consider cracking down on catalytic converter thefts



State officials seek millions to help state tourism industry market Minnesota getaways



‘Moving Technology Forward for Minnesotans’ theme of requested MNIT budget increase



Student loan tax credit would grow tenfold under bill


Proposed 'Great Start Child Care Credit' could put money back in parents’ pockets



Lawmakers explore ways to ease effects of gas-to-electric vehicle transition


Route to new commuter normal could run through I-494 commission, bill supporters say


House paves way for $315 million in federal funds to improve infrastructure


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