House Public Information Services produces online content and print publications designed to make the legislative process understandable and accessible to the public.
Legislative Information Manual
This resource is an introductory guide to the legislative process. It begins with a description of the state government structure and continues with a detailed explanation of the law-making process.
Session Daily, an online news source, is updated daily during session with the day's House actions, and when news from the House warrants. An electronic notification list announces daily updates. Sign up now.
Minnesota State Government Series
The nine-part Minnesota State Government Series is an easy-to-understand series of publications about the state, its history, its symbols and its three branches of government.
New Laws summarizes newly enacted laws, vetoed bills and certain proposals that did not pass into law during a given legislative session.
Produced for the web after each session, it includes a search function that will help viewers easily locate a story.
Capitol Steps: From Idea to Law (A younger person's guide to the legislative process) - A 16-page booklet explaining, in a simple, straightforward manner, how a bill moves from an idea to law. Capitol Steps is intended as a resource for junior high school students.
New taxes, same-sex marriage mark 2013 session (5/21/2013) Property tax relief, new fourth tier rate highlight conferred tax bill (5/20/2013) Transportation policy bill pedals toward governorís OK (5/20/2013) State could conduct pilot of electronic voter registration system (5/20/2013) Keeping up with advances in optometry services (5/20/2013) Costly campaign messaging could get influx of cash (5/20/2013) House passes day care unionization bill (5/20/2013) House gives Legacy bill final stamp of approval (5/20/2013) House, Senate pass bonding bill for Capitol repairs (5/20/2013) Governor, agency heads and other high-ranking officers could get pay increases (5/20/2013) K-12 spending plan nears finish line (5/19/2013)
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