Public Policy

Lawmakers agree on medical marijuana bill; Dayton says he'll sign

The  Minnesota House and Senate have reached an agreement on a bill to legalize medical marijuana, and Gov. Mark Dayton has said he will sign it. The bill would set up eight distribution sites and...

May 15, 2014

GOP Governor Candidate Johnson Debuts Ad, As Does Pro-Honour Group

Two new television ads on behalf of two Republican candidates for governor will be on the air shortly.

May 15, 2014

DFLers reach deal on construction bill, but need GOP votes

Minnesota DFL legislators have agreed on a more than $1 billion package of building and construction projects statewide, a key piece of legislation that lawmakers want to act on before the session...

May 14, 2014

Dayton threatens veto of huge construction bill over sprinklers

Gov. Mark Dayton is threatening to veto a massive $846 million capital improvements bill over home sprinklers. Dayton supports new legislation that would require sprinklers inside new homes of a...

May 13, 2014

Women's Economic Security Act becomes law on Mother's Day

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law a wide-ranging measure that aims at closing the gender pay gap and providing safer workplaces for women. The Women’s Economic Security Act is...

May 11, 2014

Tax cuts, kill switches, e cig regulations move ahead at the Capitol

With the legislative session heading into the home stretch, state lawmakers are nearing final decisions on some of their unfinished business. Here’s a look at how a few issues moved forward...

May 08, 2014

More state refunds are on the way to Minnesota taxpayers

The good news is that some Minnesotans became eligible for additional tax relief this year, thanks to a tax relief measure passed in the middle of filing season by the state legislature. The bad...

May 07, 2014

Minnesota Senate passes medical marijuana bill

The Minnesota Senate approved a measure Tuesday evening to legalize marijuana use in Minnesota to treat certain medical conditions.  The bipartisan 48-18 vote is large enough to override a...

May 06, 2014

Sunday growler sales sidetracks liquor bill in Senate

The author of a wide-ranging liquor bill in the Minnesota Senate pulled the measure from consideration after the chamber added a provision allowing taprooms to sell growlers on Sundays, MPR News...

May 06, 2014

House passes e-cigarette restrictions, ban on tanning beds for minors

Legislators at the Minnesota Capitol were busy Monday, with committee and floor actions on several high-profile issues. Here’s a rundown of them. UPDATE: House passes  e-cigarette...

May 05, 2014

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