New chair presides over first Sentencing Guidelines Commission meeting May 9.
Public safety/judiciary omnibus survives five DFL defections to pass.
She’s still getting her sea legs under her, so Kelly Mitchell wasn’t ready last week to talk at length about how her new appointment as chair might change the Sentencing Guidelines Commission. “It’s been all of, you know, a day,” she said with a laugh during an April 23 interview. Mitchell, the commission’s executive director ...
House Capital Investment Chair Alice Hausman told reporters on Wednesday that the sprinkler provision would not be included in either chamber’s final bonding package.
The Finance Committee amended the bill on Monday to include a $100,000 appropriation in 2014 to cover the costs of buying or licensing a computer system for processing financial aid documents.
Rep. Gene Pelowski does not intend to schedule a vote on legislation that would allow students without legal immigration status to pay in-state tuition at public universities. The chair of the Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee argues that the issues raised by the so-called "Dream Act" are beyond the state Legislature's purview.
The state of Minnesota has a potential pool of revenue at its disposal that many lawmakers may not know about. Over the last decade, the value of assets held by the state as unclaimed personal property has more than tripled.
Here’s a guide to key policy matters that are likely to be addressed and heavily lobbied in the 2013 legislative session.
As they prepare to take the reins of state government starting in 2013, Minnesota Democrats are attempting to strike a delicate balance between erasing a projected budget deficit and handling pent-up demand to tackle liberal social issues after two decades of divided control in St. Paul.
The path through any budget session leads to a negotiating table at which the governor and legislative leaders work out the most politically palatable taxing and spending deal they can muster. But the budget is never the only game in town. Before the session endgame gets played out, a network of committees will play host to various and sundry dramas involving policy issues before state government.[...]
Close on the heels of Tuesday’s election, members of the new DFL House and Senate majorities gathered behind closed doors on Thursday to elect their leaders. As expected, the minority leaders who helped steer Democrats back into control — Rep. Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, and Sen. Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook — were elevated to House speaker and Senate majority leader.
A year after Republican legislators joined forces with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton to enact changes to state education policy, the GOP’s 2012 K-12 agenda is foundering.
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