Even after House Republicans' assertion their focus is on economic issues, three bills to change state law on abortion have been entered since the start of February.
House and Senate panels will focus on voting rules and election finance among other things.
The Senate passed legislation increasing campaign spending and contribution limits. The House is yet to take up companion legislation on the floor by a 36-28 vote on Thursday.
The bills, sponsored by Sen. Ann Rest and Rep. Ryan Winkler, increase state limits on the contributions that candidates can receive and the amount of money they can spend.
The two bills enter a fray that has included tussling over executive authority between Republicans and the Dayton administration and a DFL-backed bill that gained the backing of three key House GOP chairmen.
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) has joined the ranks of traditional Republican allies who are supporting the push to create a state-based health insurance exchange system.
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life is voicing its displeasure with the Republican-controlled Legislature. In a fundraising appeal sent out to potential donors, MCCL president Leo F. LaLonde harshly criticizes the House and Senate for failing to pass any significant pro-life legislation this year.
A legal challenge to a new state law regulating campaign contributions will be argued in federal court tomorrow afternoon. The lawsuit challenges disclosure requirements that were enacted by the Legislature in the wake of the United States Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, which opened the door to direct corporate spending to influence elections.
The next salvo in the legal battle over corporate money in politics is scheduled to take place in federal court in St. Paul on Aug. 20.
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