Mike Cook writes for Session Daily, a publication of the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Ongoing renovation to the State Capitol should be able to continue after the Legislature passed a slimmed down capital investment bill Monday.
Rep. Alice Hausman watches the voting board May 17 while the vote is taken on HF270, the omnibus bonding bill. By law, the bill needed 81 votes to pass, but only received 76. (Photo by Paul Battaglia)
Rep. Alice Hausman (DFL-St.
Voters could elect to have a citizen-only board decide legislators’ salaries.
Underage drinkers looking out for their health or that of a friend could avoid a minor consumption ticket.
Rep. Michael Paymar answers a question during May 16 floor debate on the conference committee report on SF671, the omnibus public safety and judiciary bill. (Photo by Paul Battaglia)
Legislative approval has been given to an omnibus bill that would provide more than $100 million in new funding for the state’s judiciary and public safety areas.
A debt buyer who purchases consumer debt may be required to provide certain evidence when seeking a default judgment from a conciliation or district court.
Rep. Michael Beard, left, and Rep. Michael Paymar discuss an amendment to the omnibus public safety finance and policy bill during debate April 19. (Photo by Paul Battaglia)
A conference committee will likely be needed to merge a pair of omnibus public safety finance and policy bills into one.
With a goal of keeping the court system strong, while increasing access to justice for all, the omnibus judiciary finance and policy bill received a favorable House vote.
On the same day the House DFL unveiled its tax package that includes a tax increase on the wealthiest Minnesotans, the full House approved an omnibus bill that its sponsor says contains a potential $346 million tax cut for businesses.
Calling it an opportunity to preserve assets and complete some long overdue projects, Rep. Alice Hausman (DFL-St. Paul) unveiled the House capital investment proposal Tuesday.
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