State Politics

Capitol in the winter time
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Adam Carter
March 04, 2019 - 3:48 pm
A display of bipartisanship at the state capitol, where the governor, House Democrats and Senate Republicans reached a deal to try and fix the state's troubled license and registration system, with Gov. Walz signing it into law during a public ceremony Tuesday at the capitol. It was the first bill...
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Laura Oakes
February 28, 2019 - 6:00 pm
A bill that would allow family members or police to petition courts to temporarily remove guns from people deemed at risk of harming themselves or others has passed the House Public Safety Committee. The so-called "Red Flag" bill's author, DFL Representative Ruth Richardson of Mendota Heights, told...
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Sloane Martin
February 27, 2019 - 6:55 am
Advocates for raising the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 statewide are taking to the capitol Wednesday. A couple hundred people are expected to rally in the rotunda calling for Minnesota to join six other states in passing the law. Around two dozen Minnesota cities and counties have...
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Stock photo of oil pipeline
Dreamstime.com
February 12, 2019 - 11:32 am
Gov. Walz announced Tuesday that his administration will continue to appeal regulatory approval of the Enbridge Energy Line 3 pipeline replacement project in northern Minnesota. Republican lawmakers aren't happy with the decision. "I'm always going to be working for a win-win with the governor,...
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Laura Oakes
January 22, 2019 - 4:44 pm
The so-called "hands-free" bill clears its first legislative committee of the new session. The bill would require drivers to use a hands-free device while talking on the phone. Several family members of loved ones killed by distracted drivers testified before the House Transportation Policy and...
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