After saying that “prohibition has failed,” Moran declared, “So I say let’s legalize marijuana.”Read More »
1) The state Senate passed its version of a measure meant to increase protections for working women, the St. Cloud Times reports. Those protections, which make up the larger Women’s Economic Security Act, include more pregnancy leave for both men ...Read More »
‘Social entrepreneur’ Jeff Ochs is a key player in an ongoing legislative effort to create a new Minnesota corporate entity, the “public benefit corporation”.Read More »
With the fate of proposed medical marijuana legislation still uncertain, Minnesotans for Compassionate Care heralded the latest additions to its coalition.
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The Select Committee on Disparities and Opportunities will be co-chaired by Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, and Bobby Joe Champion, DFL-Minneapolis.Read More »
The Senate passed a measure on Tuesday that would enhance the regulation of cell-phone tracking devices currently used by at least two law enforcement organizations in the state. The Senate version, however, was amended at the last minute to weaken the legal standard allowing only limited access to citizens' location information, according to privacy advocates
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Though legislators have already passed $443 million in tax cuts, they're still wrangling over the differences between two bills that would provide roughly $100 million in additional tax relief. The House has passed $323 in new spending, which must be meshed with a $210 million bill from the Senate.
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The law enforcement lobby has been a powerful force in blocking proposed medical marijuana legislation this session, highlighting the clout of police and prosecutors in shaping public policy.Read More »
DFL U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan overtaking Republican challenger Stewart Mills in contributions for the first time in two quarters for the competitive 8th Congressional District race.Read More »