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Nov 24, 2015

Protests push prospects for special session

Gov. Dayton and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk have proposed a special session to deal, in part, with the state’s racial disparities.

Sep 30, 2015

Senators examine health disparities

Editor’s note: Interviews and other reporting for this article took place before the shooting of five protesters late Monday near the Black Lives Matter demonstration site in Minneapolis.  Demonstrations following the Nov. 15 police shooting of a black man in Minneapolis have buttressed calls for a special session of the Minnesota Legislature that would deal, ...

Jun 12, 2015

With leaders on board, Dayton calls special session

Fully six bills will be taken up during Friday’s session -- four budget bills, a $180 million capital investment bill and a technical and clerical correction bill -- and legislators will have no surprises about their content.

Nov 7, 2014

Senate ethics panel stumped again

Complaints against Jeff Hayden and Bobby Joe Champion are still splitting the Senate Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct along party lines.

Oct 24, 2014

Ethics panel deadlocks on Hayden complaint

The four members on the Senate Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct were divided along party lines but will seek further clarification from the Minneapolis school board.

Sep 26, 2014

GOP seeks probe of Hayden, nonprofits

Six Senate Republicans on Wednesday called for an ethics investigation of Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Hayden and his relationship with two embattled nonprofit organizations.

Jun 5, 2014

The Capitol Note: Dayton, others support Otto, while Ellison backs Entenza

DFL challenger Matt Entenza picked up a small win with an endorsement from US Rep. Keith Ellison.

May 14, 2014

After strange interlude, sprinklers apparently out of bonding bill

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.

Apr 28, 2014

The Capitol Note: Medical marijuana proposal advances in Senate, future uncertain

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 7-3, across party lines, to move the languishing proposal forward. It has so far passed one committee in the House. Sen. Scott Dibble, the measure's chief Senate sponsor, called the proposal a "responsible bill."

Apr 23, 2014

Senate panel to examine minority pay gap

The Select Committee on Disparities and Opportunities will be co-chaired by Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, and Bobby Joe Champion, DFL-Minneapolis.

Apr 15, 2014

To cheers, Dayton signs minimum wage bill

The signing ceremony, which was held before a packed crowd in the Capitol rotunda, had all the hallmarks of an election night celebration as Dayton and top DFL legislative leaders took turns at the dais to celebrate the state’s first such hike in nearly decade.

Apr 11, 2014

House, Senate send $9.50 minimum wage bill to Dayton’s desk

Dayton's signature would set the state on a path to have one of the highest minimum wages in the country.

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