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May 10, 2014
House, Dayton put Minnesota closer to medical marijuana
ST. PAUL —Friday was a good day for Jeremy Pauling and others who long have worked to make medical marijuana legal in Minnesota. An overwhelming...
May 10, 2014 - 12:23am
May 9, 2014
The Minnesota Legislature’s end is near
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House takes up medical marijuana today in what could be a debate lasting well into the night, while pieces fall into place on tax and spending bills as the Minnesota Legislature nears the end of its 2014 session. Debate on the much-discussed proposal to...
May 9, 2014 - 5:20pm
Negotiators agree to new type of ‘Jesse checks’
ST. PAUL — Farmers, homeowners, renters and businesses would share $103 million in a second round of Minnesota tax cuts after negotiators worked out a compromise that is expected to pass the Legislature next week. Lawmakers from both parties hailed the agreement Thursday, saying...
May 9, 2014 - 5:03pm
May 7, 2014
Minnesota Senate OKs medical marijuana
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Minnesotans suffering conditions they feel only marijuana can help cheered Tuesday as senators overwhelmingly approved using extracts from the plant for medical uses. Meanwhile, state representatives prepared to debate the issue as early...
May 7, 2014 - 12:01am
May 5, 2014
Growlers taken out of alcohol bill
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota supporters of Sunday alcohol sales are growling today. The Senate Taxes Committee Monday removed a provision from an overall alcohol bill to allow the sale of growlers on Sundays. Growlers, refillable beer containers, would have been allowed to...
May 5, 2014 - 8:14pm
May 2, 2014
Minnesota medical marijuana plan set to advance
ST. PAUL — Amelia Weaver gets a legislative hearing for her eighth birthday today. Her parents, Josh and Angie of Hibbing, hope it is a happy...
May 2, 2014 - 12:02am
May 1, 2014
State of the State: Greater Minnesota gets Dayton shout-out
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton focused much of his State of the State speech Wednesday night on greater Minnesota,...
May 1, 2014 - 12:32am
House votes to keep guns away from domestic abusers
ST. PAUL — A compromise between gun supporters and those who want to protect domestic abuse victims won overwhelming approval in the House on Wednesday as representatives voted to keep guns out of the hands of abusers. “We know that the presence of a gun during a highly volatile...
May 1, 2014 - 12:27am
April 29, 2014
House OKs bill to phase out part-time peace officers
Mike Cook Session Daily ST. PAUL — There are 175 licensed part-time peace officers in Minnesota and a bill awaiting Senate consideration would ensure that number never increases. The House on Monday passed 97-26 the bill that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from hiring...
April 29, 2014 - 11:33pm
April 26, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Swanson urges clarifying get-out-of-jail-free provision
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators have carried what popularly is known as get-out-of-jail-free cards since the 1980s, with the understanding that showing the card would prevent them from being arrested for crimes when the Legislature is in session. State Attorney General Lori Swanson...
April 26, 2014 - 11:12pm
April 19, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Marijuana issue remains clouded at Legislature
ST. PAUL — News from the past few days is sure to enter into Minnesota legislative debate as some lawmakers push to allow marijuana use by children with seizures and people suffering severe pain. Perhaps the most discussed topic will be a new study news agency covered: “Young,...
April 19, 2014 - 11:27pm
April 12, 2014
Legislature takes break with much done, much left
ST. PAUL —The looks on Minnesota legislators’ faces before they began a holiday break told the story: They are tired. The 201 legislators put in long hours the past couple of weeks debating and initially passing pretty much every major bill of the 2014 session, often going well...
April 12, 2014 - 11:30pm
Capitol Chatter: GOP offered bonding deal before bullying, wage votes
ST. PAUL — Republicans passionately fought an anti-bullying bill that the Democrat-controlled House passed in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, after a nearly 12-hour debate. GOP representatives said the proposal to require school districts to implement strong bullying policies,...
April 12, 2014 - 11:15pm
Legislature finishes some issues, several left for after break
ST. PAUL — The 2014 Minnesota Legislature is on an Easter-Passover recess, due to return April 22 to take up a number of unresolved issues. Many of the major issues have passed at least one house of the Legislature, some have passed both houses in differing forms so negotiations...
April 12, 2014 - 11:13pm
April 11, 2014
Minimum wage set to rise; Dayton expected to sign legislation after House passes bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s minimum wage is about to rise. After the House passed 71-60 a higher minimum wage Thursday, it heads to Gov. Mark Dayton, who is expected to sign it into law. “I think this is a great trade off, minimum wage for a better life for a great many people...
April 11, 2014 - 12:24am