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.
Lawmakers are entertaining the idea of allowing liquor sales in retail stores, a proposal that drew clear dividing lines Wednesday between grocery stores and liquor store groups.
House lawmakers agreed Tuesday to extend a one-year halt on allowing the Department of Transportation to enforce permitting requirements related to ditch mowing along state highways.
With five days left in the legislative session, the House cleared one of the biggest hurdles it had heading into 2018: conforming Minnesota’s tax code to the recent federal overhaul.
The Department of Human Services would be ordered to consider reforming child care provider regulations, under a bill that passed the House Tuesday.
Employment protections for those who care for someone under quarantine would be extended under a bill passed 127-0 Tuesday by the House.
After a weekend of work behind the scenes, the conference committee on the omnibus supplemental budget began adopting the compromise language Monday.
The House passed a bill Tuesday that proponents say would expand transparency for patients looking to save money on health care costs.
HF3404/ SF3143* would extend the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee, the American Indian Advisory Council and the American Indian Child Welfare Advisory Council to 2023, and the Formulary Committee to 2022.
House lawmakers have given the green light to legislation that would make big changes to the powerful Metropolitan Council.
A new advisory board for real estate appraisers could help oversee licensing issues, disciplinary matters, continuing education and industry-related trends.
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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.
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