Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature

House kicks off series of hearings on racial justice issues

Featured Image

Especially in the areas of education, health, housing and public safety, a common refrain during legislative hearings is that Minnesota has some of the worst — if not the worst — racial disparities in the country.

A 13-member bipartisan group began Tuesday to delve deeper into the how and why of such inequality as part of the new House Select Committee on Racial Justice.

No action was taken and the select committee is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. the next four Tuesdays and likely develop suggestions for action. The Oct. 13 hearing is to be dedicated to the public sharing personal experiences and recommendations.

“Earlier this year we passed a House resolution declaring racism as a public health crisis … We will finally have a forum where we can deep dive into the impacts on Black, Indigenous and people of color,” Rep. Rena Moran (DFL-St. Paul) said while previewing the first hearing.

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

Recent Dailies

Wide-ranging environment policy, spending bill passed by House
A plethora of environment policy and funding provisions are part of a $61.4 million bill that aims to, in part, protect and enhance the state’s natural resources.
Fluorescents are out and LEDs in, if House-approved bill becomes law
HF3230 would replace in state statute what kind of bulb is preferred for maximum energy efficiency. What once were fluorescent bulbs would now be light-emitting diode, or LED, lamps.
Soon-to-expire MN driver’s licenses get reprieve under transportation package headed to governor
Minnesotans with soon-to-expire driver’s licenses would get some extra time to renew under a transportation policy package passed Saturday in the House.
House passes omnibus health care bill, sends it back to Senate
The omnibus health and human services policy bill includes provisions focused on public health and health care, championed by both DFL and Republican legislators from both the House and the Senate.
Early release, more rape kit testing part of $22 million public safety bill OK'd in House
Keeping the public safe during the COVID-19 pandemic was the focus of the floor debate on the omnibus public safety bill passed by the House Saturday.
$2 billion bonding bill falls six votes short in House
A top priority of the 2020 legislative session will likely have to wait. The $2 billion bonding bill, which would have funded hundreds of capital investment projects, potent...
Solar power, net zero goal part of omnibus energy package that passes House
The Prairie Island Indian Community’s plan to become a “net zero energy community” received a big boost Friday when the House voted 84-49 to pass an omnibus energy and climate bill that would fund that endeavor.
More than $100m OK’d for conservation projects in omnibus legacy bill
Conservation projects around the state would receive $117.9 million from the Outdoor Heritage Fund as part of the omnibus legacy finance bill passed 110-21 by the House Friday.
House approves adding hair provisions to definition of race in Human Rights Act
HF3103 would add a provision for hair into the definition of race in the Minnesota Human Rights Act, which is meant to provide freedom from discrimination.
State grant extension due to COVID-19 gets passed by House
Entities that have received a state grant could get an extra 12 months to use the dollars.

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

Session Daily Home

Search Session Daily
Advanced Search Options

Priority Dailies

Socially distant but emotionally resonant — retirement speeches highlight friendships, look to future
Monday afternoon marked the end of the 2020 regular legislative session, and the retirements of more than a dozen representatives, who thanked family, House staff, mentors, and friends – especially those in the Legislature.
State of the State: Walz urges Minnesotans to stick together during troubling time
During his annual State of the State address Sunday evening, Walz warned that darker days lie ahead as Minnesotans brave the COVID-19 virus that’s reached across the world and currently has North America in its grip.

Minnesota House on Twitter