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State Canvassing Board certifies election results; pair of publicly funded House recounts coming

Confirmation of all House election results is complete. However, recounts could still occur in at least two contests.

House committee, division chairs named for 2023-24 biennium

House DFL leaders have announced the committee structure, chairs and the schedule lawmakers will follow when they convene Jan. 3, 2023.

Demuth to lead House Republicans in 2023-24 biennium

In the upcoming 2023-24 biennium, House Republicans will be led by Rep. Lisa Demuth (R-Cold Spring).

Hortman to remain speaker, Long selected as next majority leader

House Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) has been chosen to again take the gavel when the 93rd legislative session begins Jan. 3.

House stays in DFL control, Senate flips to create trifecta

Just like the start of two years ago, the House will be controlled 70-64 by the DFL. Along with DFLers keeping all four constitutional offices, the Senate will be in DFL control, 34-33, when the 2023-24 session begins.

State Fair poll: Support grows for marijuana legalization, sports gambling

Support for the legalization of recreational marijuana and sports gambling appears to be on the rise, at least among attendees of the 2022 Minnesota State Fair. A majority o...

Talk to legislators, voice your opinion at Minnesota State Fair

Fairgoers are invited to weigh in on hot political topics and meet with legislators during their visit to the House of Representatives’ booth at the 2022 Minnesota State Fair.

Five-term member Albright to resign from House

Rep. Tony Albright (R-Prior Lake) is resigning from the House effective Friday. “It has been an honor and privilege of a lifetime to serve Prior Lake, Jordan, and surroundin...

Departing House members say goodbye from House Floor

As is tradition, once members have finished months of debating one another over myriad bills, House members who have opted not to seek re-election said goodbye to the body Monda...

House passes policy-only omnibus health and human services bill, sends it to governor

Facing a deadline of midnight Sunday, the omnibus health and human services finance and policy supplemental budget conference committee ran out of time to overcome major disagre...

Legislative session sputters to an end; special session probable

At a press conference last Monday announcing a framework to finish out the legislative session, Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders were asked a number of times for more detai...

Omnibus mental health package, including expansion of mobile crisis teams, heads to governor

While many high-profile omnibus bills this session stalled when they missed the end-of-session deadline, a mental health omnibus package assembled late Sunday did make it across the finish line.

Amended technical commerce bill includes funding for increased fraud investigators

A bill that left the House as a Commerce Department technical bill returned with provisions and appropriations coming from a conference committee. The bill includes the tech...

With only a few hours to go, much unfinished as session nears end

At a press conference last Monday announcing a framework to finish out the legislative session, Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders were asked a number of times for more detai...

House OK given to conference committee report on Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund

Quick work by a conference committee to reconcile the annual appropriations from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund took another step late Saturday when the House repassed the bill.


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