If the Republicans keep control of the Minnesota House this November they will have a new majority leader for the 2019 session.
House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin (R-Rogers) announced Wednesday she will not seek re-election.
“It has been a great privilege to represent the hard-working families of the northwest suburbs of Dayton, Maple Grove and Rogers, and to be elected by my peers to serve as Majority Leader the past four years,” Peppin said in a statement. “I believe I have made a difference in the lives of the people I have been honored to represent, and it is time for me to step back from public service and return to employment in the private sector. For me, serving in the legislature was not meant to be a full-time career, but rather a temporary public service and I know there are many smart leaders with new ideas, goals and skills that will step forward to serve.”
First elected in 2004, Peppin is the new director of government affairs and general counsel for the Minnesota Rural Electric Association.
The release process for committed sex offenders and other inmates from state mental health facilities would be impacted by a bill passed 119-0 by the House Friday.
A proposal that would allow St. Paul to use design-build contracting to make improvements on a water treatment plant was passed by the House Friday.
The House Ways and Means Committee amended the bill that manages some appropriations for environmental projects Thursday before sending it to the House Floor.
State government is divided on what to do about reforming elder care in Minnesota — institute decisive reform now, or wait and study the issue further before committing?
The House on Thursday passed HF4437 76-54 to put on November’s ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would require allocating sales tax revenues from motor vehicle parts and repair to the state’s highway construction fund.
The House voted 128-0 Thursday to authorize certain land sales and make a number of modifications to state land lease and public property sale requirements.
With fewer than four days left in the legislative session, House and Senate leaders are looking to put together a new tax conformity bill following Gov. Mark Dayton’s Thursday morning veto of the tax omnibus bill.
Packed with technical and grammar changes, the annual revisor's bill is going to the governor.
More than a week after first convening, the omnibus supplemental budget conference committee met again Wednesday evening to try and reach agreement on the final articles of HF4099/ SF3656* – a compilation of many of this session’s major omnibus bills.
Introduced in March 2017 by Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein(DFL-New Brighton) and Sen. Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights), HF2470/ SF2259, aims to stop the cycle of opioid misuse and addiction through education.
'A very successful session?' Or, 'a debacle?' The reviews are mixed in the immediate aftermath of the 2018 session.
Introduced in March 2017 by Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL-New Brighton) and Sen. Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights), HF2470/SF2259, aims to stop the cycle of opioid misuse and addiction through education.
The conference committee tasked with hammering out the differences that divide the House and Senate on a laundry list of major issues met for the first time Tuesday afternoon.
Republican legislative majority offers mixed reactions to proposed tax system overhauls and DMV fixes.
The latest numbers are a $517 million swing from the November forecast
The state’s latest economic forecast projects a budget deficit of $188 million for the current two-year biennium, and a $586 million deficit for the 2020-21 biennium
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