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Week in Review: Feb. 11-15

Snow rests atop the Quadriga at the base of the Capitol Dome February 14. Photo by Paul Battaglia

The flurry of legislative activity will pause for much of Monday as the House observes Sovereignty Day with a number of presentations and discussions in the House Chamber beginning at 9 a.m.

But with Gov. Tim Walz due to release his budget on Tuesday and several committees and divisions already reserving rooms for potential evening meetings, it’s safe to assume next week will be a busy one.

Before we look ahead, however, let’s look back at what you may have missed this 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.



Fertilizer research council seeks 10-year extension


Starting Line: Lack of mental health care providers impacts Greater MN



Water infrastructure projects could get funding boost


Preservationists push for additional funds to finish Fort Snelling revitalization




Bill seeks to end family exclusion in boat, umbrella insurance



Judicial branch asks for more than 6 percent budget increase


Bill to prohibit minors from marrying headed to the House Floor



Bill looks to promote and support volunteerism in Minnesota


Net neutrality bill moves forward



'Breakfast after the Bell' program would increase student access to first meal of the day


Bill would allow school districts to start before Labor Day


School boards could gain authority to renew expiring referendums


Bill would increase funding for early childhood screenings



Growing effort to restore felons’ right to vote moves ahead in House



Stay away when sick: Bill requiring paid time off advances


International Institute works to connect new Americans with jobs



Bills seeks to create ATV campground in state park


Quintet of bills offer comprehensive plan for chronic wasting disease response



Range of recruitment efforts needed to address Hennepin County foster care crisis


Proposed legislation could ban conversion therapy


Prescription drug repository program could connect people in need to medication


Vaping could be kicked outside under proposed change to Clean Indoor Air Act


More funding could allow Minnesota to beat HIV/AIDS, lawmakers hear


Conflict emerges over how to hike wages for direct care employees




University of Minnesota makes $87 million budget request for biennium



Resolution for State funeral to honor World War II veterans moves forward


House division OKs proposed Veterans Suicide Awareness Day



Bill to reduce bail for low-risk defendants held over for more testimony


Judges might be able to reduce court costs for low-income people


State sentencing guidelines may include rules on probation


Corrections division approves bill to improve contraband screening




Rarick to officially leave House Tuesday


Seeking orderly end to session, governor and legislative leaders agree to new deadlines




How the state taxes Social Security benefits would change under three bills


Raise the standard deduction? Cut all income tax rates? Debate is on in House Taxes Committee


Road maintenance and construction tax exemptions could expand


Payouts in property tax appeals could shift from local governments to state




House OK’s updated bicycle traffic regulations, rider rules


Aid to ailing deputy registrars dealing with MNLARS woes could be on the way


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