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Strong suburban showing puts DFL in control of House

Capitol nightfall

The DFL will control the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2019-20 biennium.

Winning a number of key races in the Twin Cities suburbs, the DFL picked up 18 seats in Tuesday's elections and will hold a 75-59 advantage when the House convenes Jan. 8, 2019.

Much of the change occurred in the Twin Cities suburbs, especially near and just off the Interstate 494-694 corridor, where DFL candidates beat incumbent Republicans in places like Burnsville, Eden Prairie, Edina, Lakeville, Plymouth, Rosemount, Stillwater and Woodbury.

The DFL last controlled the House during the 2013-14 biennium. 

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Event Schedule

House Capital Investment Division
Thursday, January 24 2019 8:00 AM
Watch: Live Event
A tutorial on how local units of government and political subdivisions navigate the complexities of submitting a capital investment budget request to the state.
- Minnesota Management and Budget.
Continuation of reports from January 15, 17 and 22 meetings, if needed.

House Taxes Committee
Thursday, January 24 2019 8:00 AM
Watch: Live Event
Continued public testimony on tax conformity.
Department of Revenue presentation on 2019 tax filing season.

House Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division
Thursday, January 24 2019 9:45 AM
Watch: Live Event
HF232 (Poppe) Farm families and business operators mental health counseling support funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF82 (Kiel) Mental health counseling support to farm families and business operators funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF84 (Kiel) Mental health counseling support to farm families and business operators funding provided, and money appropriated.
Presentation on services for farm stress and rural mental health support.
- Thom Petersen, Commissioner, Department of Agriculture.
- Ted Matthews, rural mental health counselor.
- Connie Dykes, farm advocate.
- Meg Moynihan, Department of Agriculture.

House Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division
Thursday, January 24 2019 9:45 AM
Watch: Live Event
Electrical power systems: how they work; present status in Minnesota; and our future with renewables.
- Doctor Ned Mohan, University of Minnesota.
- Mark Ahlstrom, NextEra Energy Resources, WindLogics.
- Jukka Kukkonen, PlugInConnect.

House Health and Human Services Finance Division
Thursday, January 24 2019 12:45 PM
Watch: Live Event
Results First presentation.
- Laura Kramer, Minnesota Management and Budget.
- Weston Merrick, Minnesota Management and Budget.
Health and human services overview from House Research.
- Elisabeth Klarqvist.
- Danyell Punelli.

House Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division
Thursday, January 24 2019 12:45 PM
Watch: Live Event
Presentation on the Closed Landfill Investment Fund and the Metropolitan Landfill Contingency Action Trust.
HF233 (Hansen) Authorized capital projects funding source changed, public land and buildings of a capital nature acquisition authorized, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Session Daily Update
Thursday, January 24 2019 3:25 PM
Watch: Live Event
Session Daily Update

House Floor Session
Thursday, January 24 2019 3:30 PM
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House Floor Session

FRIDAY: House Rules and Legislative Administration Committee
Friday, January 25 2019 11:30 AM
Watch: Live Event
Adoption of preliminary committee budgets.
Adoption of recount resolutions.
Discussion of Permanent Rules of the House.
- Presentation on the Division structure currently in place under the temporary rules by House non-partisan staff.
- Public testimony.
* To sign up to testify, contact Will Blauvelt at will.blauvelt@house.mn or 651-296-3909.
* Priority will be given to testifiers that sign-up at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
* Testifiers will be limited to 2 minutes of testimony.

News and Notes

The 2019 Legislature must end by May 20.

Easter/Passover break

The 2019 Easter/Passover break will begin Saturday, April 13, and go through Monday, April 22. Legislative activity may resume at 8 a.m. April 23.

 

Bill Introductions: HF207-291

 

Did you know?

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Minnesota will be the only state with a divided legislature in the 2019-20 biennium. The last time there was only one divided state legislature in the country was 1914.

 

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