ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers will get their first raise since 1999 after a newly created citizen council voted Friday to increase annual pay for members of the Legislature to $45,000 — a roughly 45 percent pay bump. 410 more words
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Ihan Omar has broken boundaries! While many people are not quite sure how Donald Trump would handle his term in office, it is nice to see an African woman become a lawmaker in the US. 122 more words
The 2016 Election Directory for the 2017-2018 Minnesota Legislature has been updated and now includes a section on the Minnesota Senate. 29 more words
Republicans retained control of the Minnesota House of Representatives on Election Day, enlarging their majority by three seats to 76-57. 288 more words
The 2016 Minnesota House of Representatives Election Directory is now available at http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/leginfo/elecdir16.pdf.
Besides photos and some bio information, you’ll find demographic information about the new House and a pronunciation guide for some names. 46 more words
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — Minnesota House Minority Leader Paul Thissen has conceded that Democrats won’t take back the chamber next year.
Democrats pressed incumbent Republicans in suburban and rural districts in their quest to reverse the GOP’s seven-seat majority. 265 more words