In the wake of Daunte Wright’s killing by a Brooklyn Center police officer, DFLers are pushing legislation on everything from body cameras to civilian review boards — measures some Republicans have called “anti-law-enforcement.”
The march of the omnibus budget bills shows how far apart the GOP-controlled Senate and the DFL-controlled House really are.
The plan calls for legislation addressing everything from child care funding to paid leave policies in an attempt to address longstanding problems facing mothers in the workforce, which have been made worse by the pandemic.
On deck this week: Infrastructure is up for interpretation, the All-Star Game gets political and an attack at the U.S. Capitol.
The ZIP codes eligible for the mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the state fairgrounds include many neighborhoods where lower-income people make up a large share of the population. But they also include parts of places long associated with affluence.
Aimed at addressing “community intimidation,” the legislation would broaden the law to cover crimes based on a victim’s ethnicity, gender identity and gender expression.
House Speaker Melissa Hortman has said she open to winding down many of Walz’s powers, though Republicans remain skeptical.
The ranking Republican on the House Taxes Committee, Rep. Greg Davids, said the plan would be ‘dead on arrival’ in the state Senate.
Today in the Memo: Minnesota delegation’s immigration views, superintendents grill Klobuchar on student well-being and a good dog with a bad record.
The case highlights the “intoxication loophole” in Minnesota law, where someone who commits sexual assault is subject to lesser charges if their victim became intoxicated by their own choice.
Lawmakers have seemingly put mutual aid funding on the back burner, potentially indefinitely.
H.R. 1 touches everything from redistricting to campaign finance to political advertising, and more.
Chavez, running for the seat representing Ward 9, says one priority is pushing the city to do more to help immigrants.
On the eve of opening arguments in the trial of the police officer charged with killing George Floyd, Walz asked Minnesotans to “make your voices heard,” while heeding Martin Luther King’s advice: “that nonviolence is the only way to truly move hearts and create change.”
How many more people just became eligible. Why now. And how you can get an appointment for a shot.
According to numbers released Thursday, about 22 percent of the state’s licenses are considered “REAL ID ready.”
The ACLU and the Freedom Fund oppose the proposal, saying it could put domestic violence victims in danger and distract from broader efforts to change the cash bail system in Minnesota.
When it comes to the chance of virus spread, not all outdoor gatherings are equal.
The bill expands a temporary work-visa program and also creates a pathway to legal residence for undocumented farm workers.
Released by the Minnesota Chamber Foundation, the report found immigrants bring $12.4 billion in spending power to the state’s economy.