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Week in Review: Jan. 11-15

A red-coated visitor trudges away from the State Office Building through the snow Jan. 14. Photo by Andrew VonBank

Welcome to the beginning of a long weekend as the House will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But members intend to pick right up where they left off next week with nearly 40 hearings already scheduled and a floor session Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Looking through meeting agendas for the next seven days, many committees and divisions are scheduled to continue receiving updates and overviews from areas they oversee, as is common this time of year. However, items may be added over the weekend, so be sure to check the weekly schedule for any updates.

Week in Review: Jan. 11-15

But before we look ahead, here’s one more look at the last week.

Check out the latest gallery from House Photography and stay up-to-date on House news and updates throughout the week at Session Daily.

 

AGRICULTURE

Ag officials detail efforts to help meat processers, providers

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15454

 

BONDING

Budget officials: low interest rates serve state well at bond sale

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15457

 

CIVIL LAW
Overburdened public defenders, legal aid lawyers air concerns before House panel

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15458

 

State judiciary has taken ‘unprecedented steps’ to operate safely in pandemic

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15445

 

House panel extends remote marriage license options

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15441

 

EDUCATION

State modifies schools plan with goal of more young learners back in classroom

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15455

 

Students give distance learning model a failing grade

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15447

 

ENERGY

MN-based corporations talk up commitments to renewable energy

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15461

 

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

After spring concerns, budget officials say Legacy balances are healthy

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15449

 

House panel approves $61 million for environmental projects

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15446

 

Testifiers tell House panel climate isn’t the only thing changing

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15444

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

‘Finding the right balance:’ state office supports long-term-care facility residents during pandemic

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15460

 

Early childhood investments should include support for caregivers, panel hears

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15459

 

Health officials update lawmakers on wide-ranging pandemic response

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15452

 

New House panel to focus on addiction, mental health services

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15450

 

State’s child care industry struggles, officials say, but shows resilience during pandemic

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15443

 

$200m pool of state COVID funds nearly empty, lawmakers hear

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15439

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

Industrial education committee hears proposal to address teacher shortages

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15448

 

HOUSING

Homelessness in MN sees slight decrease, but advocates say troubling trends persist

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15451

 

With COVID rental assistance funds spent, $400 million more on way from feds

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15442

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

Incarceration and probation: Committee gets overview of state corrections’ systems

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15465

 

Committee hears how reform legislation has begun to affect police training

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15463

 

STATE GOVERNMENT

House adopts permanent rules for 2021-22 session

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15464

 

DFL leaders outline top early priorities for 2021 session

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15453

 

Procedural vote on emergency powers repeal fails in House

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15440

 

MN legislative leaders address rioting at U.S. Capitol

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15438

 

TAXES

Spread of state’s coronavirus relief funds deemed a success

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15456

 

TRANSPORTATION

How will pandemic impact transportation? House committee begins looking at post-COVID future

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15462

 


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