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Minn. Dems' Paid Leave Proposal Heads For Final Sen. Vote

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s Senate is set to vote on a 12-week medical and parental paid leave policy for all workers.

That measure is included in a broader tax bill the Senate up for a final vote Wednesday. 112 more words

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The state Senate's package of construction projects fell one vote short of passing

Just three days after DFL leaders of the Minnesota Senate unveiled a $1.5 billion list of building projects they want the state to fund, it failed to pass. 286 more words

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$1.5 Billion Public Works Bill Fails In Senate

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s Senate narrowly rejected a Democratic plan to borrow $1.5 billion for public construction projects across the state on Thursday, providing just the latest reminder of the wide divide between Republicans and Democrats as the legislative session winds down with little settled. 400 more words

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Senate Approves Ban On Gun-Like Cell Phone Cases

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers have taken the first step toward banning cellphone cases designed to look like handguns.

The Senate unanimously passed a ban on selling, possessing or manufacturing the lookalike cases on Wednesday. 107 more words

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Minn. Senator's Name Would Grace Street, But It's Illegal

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Democratic state senator’s name would grace a rebuilt street under a public construction bill released Monday — an illegal honor that one Republican lawmaker says reeks of political favoritism. 238 more words

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Bill Requires Background Check Before Gun Transfers

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gun safety supporters rallied at a church outside the Minnesota State Capitol Tuesday.

DFL State Senator Ron Latz is proposing a bill which requires criminal background checks for the 40 percent of gun transfers he says are currently exempted – including online and gun show sales. 234 more words

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