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John Lesch

May 20, 2019

Cooperative divorce aired out

Controversial measure faces steep climb to passage

May 17, 2019

Civil forfeiture task force questioned

Group proposed in omnibus dominated by law enforcement.

May 13, 2019

Judiciary might benefit from budget compromise

House, Senate conference leaders say constitutional mandates must be funded.

May 2, 2019

Family matters heat up House debate

Public safety/judiciary omnibus survives five DFL defections to pass.

Jan 22, 2016

Lesch takes the leap into criminal defense

Lawmaker quits his job as prosecutor, opens a firm with a partner.

Dec 2, 2015

Body cam ‘brouhaha’ foreseen

Data practices panel weighs conflicting options

Nov 6, 2015

Health plans’ contract data still under wraps

Open-government advocates and state-budget watchdogs argue at least some data in health plans’ contracts should be considered public data.

Jul 8, 2014

Data practices commission debuts with unresolved issues on its mind

Holberg is confident the commission's work will have an impact on state data policies.

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 30, 2014

Retiring privacy guru Holberg is recognized on House floor

Rep. Mary Liz Holberg, R-Lakeville, got accolades from both sides of the aisle as the House of Representatives took up the outgoing lawmaker’s parting gift to her colleagues: the opportunity to immerse themselves in maddeningly complex privacy-related policy issues that have largely defined her 16-year tenure at the Capitol.

Mar 19, 2014

After long slog, ‘puppy mill bill’ advances

Arduous seven-year trek brings interest groups together.

Mar 14, 2014

The Capitol Note: Dayton still hopeful for medical marijuana deal

Dayton met with a group of 11 medical marijuana activists at the governor’s mansion.

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