State Politics

Marianne Turnbull poses Tuesday, September 10, 2019, in her St. Paul, Minn. home. She used to be a clinical social worker for the St. Paul Public Schools but had to retire in 2015 after she was diagnosed. She has stage IV ovarian cancer and will be among the people testifying Wednesday, September 11, before the Minnesota House Health and Human Services Policy Committee in a public hearing in support of the End-of-Life Option Act. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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September 10, 2019 - 12:56 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman with terminal cancer will tell her story Wednesday before a Minnesota House committee considering a bill that would allow adults with less than six months to live to obtain medication to end their lives on their own terms. The bill is patterned after an Oregon law that...
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WCCO Radio/Mark Freie
August 12, 2019 - 6:47 am
Governor Walz Monday introduced Lutheran Social Services CEO Jodi Harpstead to lead the Department of Human Services. "She's clearly a leader," said Walz during a press conference at the state capitol. "She's known for building teams." Political analyst Blois Olson reported on the appointment...
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August 09, 2019 - 5:51 am
The state of Minnesota has signed a $33.9-million contract with an outside vendor to replace its troubled vehicle licensing and registration system, known as MNLARS. Gov. Walz says the contract to replace Minnesota Licensing and Registration System goes to Fast Enterprises, which has successfully...
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August 06, 2019 - 9:51 am
Senate Republican leader Paul Gazelka says it's up to committee chairs to begin discussions of gun safety laws. Gov. Walz is calling on the GOP to add what he calls "common sense" gun laws to hearings that begin at the capitol later this month. "I put out some suggestions dealing with access to...
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Sloane Martin
July 29, 2019 - 12:03 pm
Gov. Tim Walz says a bipartisan "framework" agreed upon to help prevent insulin rationing falls short, because lawmakers haven't agreed on how to pay for it. "Now we have a group of folks standing in the way by protecting profits for the insulin manufacturers, rather than getting it done," he said...
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