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By the numbers: 2015 session recap


How many bills did the Legislature send Gov. Mark Dayton in 2015? How many House files were introduced during this year's regular session? And, how many days until lawmakers gather again in St. Paul? Read on and find out in the annual Minnesota Index, our session recap by the numbers:

Number of House seats held by Republicans, DFLers in 2015 ... 72, 62

Last year Republicans had control of the House ... 2012

House files introduced during the 2015 regular session ... 2,379 (Read more)

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Event Schedule

2016 SESSION - House floor session
Tuesday, March 8 2016 12:00 PM
Watch: Live Event
The Minnesota Legislature will next convene in Regular Session on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at 12:00 p.m.

News and Notes

Special election set

A special election is scheduled for Nov. 3, 2015, to fill the seat that was vacated by Rep. Ryan Winkler on July 1. He moved to Belgium for his wife's new job.

Special session bill introductions


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