By Jonathan Mohr
The House Preventive Health Policy Division approved a bill Wednesday that seeks to further reduce those numbers by raising taxes on cigarettes, cigars and tobacco products, and funding new campaigns to help people quit smoking and stop others from starting.
By Tim Walker
HF1199 would require a person whose driver’s license was revoked for a second DWI in 10 years or third lifetime DWI to get an ignition interlock device installed in order to get back on the road.
By Rachel Kats
Sponsored by Rep. Julie Sandstede (DFL-Hibbing), HF917 would increase the percentage of transportation sparsity funding that school districts receive to help cover some of their unfunded costs.
By Nate Gotlieb
HF528, sponsored by Rep. Michael Howard (DFL-Richfield), would allocate $10 million from the General Fund in fiscal year 2022 for matching grants to local housing trust funds, which have been established in 13 cities.
By Victoria Cooney
HF1785 would provide onetime supplemental payments of up to $500 to families on MFIP, using a $17 million appropriation in fiscal year 2022 from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families fund, a federal block grant program.
By Rachel Kats
Minnesota’s Child Care Assistance Program provider reimbursement rates are well below the national average, and providers say that’s jeopardizing the industry and disadvantaging families.
By Mike Cook
Duluth and Rochester seek to require a “reasonable portion of land” be dedicated to the public, or impose a dedication fee on new housing units and new commercial and industrial development in the city. A bill for such received committee approval.