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.
A number of policy provisions recommended by the Department of Natural Resources received strong responses from the House.
The House passed a bill Monday which would manage the settlement money provided by 3M Company, following an eight-year lawsuit over groundwater contamination in the east metro.
The House passed a technical bill Monday intended to further aid veterans and military members seeking apprenticeships and on-the-job training.
Minnesota National Guard members could be sent to help staff events in rented out armories.
A controversial nitrogen provision is among the measures contained in the Department of Agriculture’s omnibus policy bill passed by the House 81-43 Monday.
Money to fund a popular agricultural loan program now has a separate path to its intended recipients, after the House passed HF4425 Monday 122-3.
The House on Monday passed a bill that would establish consumer protections for a residential home energy-improvement program, Property Assessed Clean Energy.
Allowing electronic voter signatures at the polls and expanding the allowable types of voting equipment are among the elections administration policy changes included in a bill passed 124-0 by the House Monday.
Self-storage facility owners could hold online auctions for defaulted property in their units, under a bill passed Monday by the House.
The House passed a bill Monday that would give Minnesota-based organizations like the Catholic United, Sons of Norway and Polish Falcons of America a system to liquidate or transfer membership to another organization.
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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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