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House adopts amendments, OKs omnibus education bill

The Minnesota House of Representatives passed the House Omnibus K-12 and Higher Education Bill (HF 2749) Monday night on an 84-46 vote.

The House Floor session began at 4 p.m. 532 more words

2016 Legislative Session

DFL leader wants to split state's Human Services department into 5

A leading Minnesota lawmaker is calling for the state’s largest public agency, the Department of Human Services, to be split into five.

Rep. Paul Thissen, the DFL House minority leader, on Tuesday called for changes at the department “in order to provide greater transparency and accountability to the people of Minnesota.” 189 more words


Key Lawmaker On Taxes Resigning To Take Job At Lobbying Firm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A power player at Minnesota’s Capitol is resigning her House seat to take a job at a lobbying firm, where she’ll keep a focus on tax and local government policy. 118 more words


House Candidate Ends Campaign After Tweeting 'ISIS Isn’t Necessarily Evil'

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Democratic candidate for the state Legislature is quitting his campaign after tweeting this weekend that “ISIS isn’t necessarily evil.”

Dan Kimmel, of Burnsville, is giving up his run for a seat in the House after the online response to his tweet Saturday was swift, loud and negative. 144 more words


DFL leader unhappy with limited public access at State Capitol for 2016 session

Holding the 2016 legislative session in the State Capitol building while it’s still undergoing renovations will restrict the amount of public access to crucial meetings – and a leading lawmaker is not happy about it. 354 more words


Gov. Dayton Signs Bills, Avoiding Government Shutdown

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton today signed into law the budget bills passed overnight by a special session of the Legislature, avoiding a partial state government shutdown. 103 more words


Lawmakers Hold Dramatic Special Session

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota lawmakers are holding a dramatic special legislative session Friday — three weeks after their regular session ended.

Lawmakers are back in St. 239 more words