The legislation, known as the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act, is the latest and perhaps the last version of an emergency insulin bill that has eluded lawmakers for more than a year.
DFL Senate Minority Tom Bakk said the purpose of the group is to push one of the governor’s top priorities — and to leave a legacy for his eight grandchildren.
DFL leaders continue to expect Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka to meet them somewhere between zero and the billions in tax increases they’ve proposed. Gazelka has refused to do that.
Under a provision in the bills, major parties would be asked for a list of candidates that each party has approved. No approval, no placement on the primary ballot.
A coalition of faith groups and small business leaders announced a campaign on Monday to push for a paid family leave bill, one that is likely to resemble a law already passed in seven states.
Legislation is already being drafted for lawmakers to take up the issue in 2019, the passage of which would add Minnesota to a growing list of states that have legalized betting on professional and college sports.
The contests to replace state Sen. Dan Schoen and Rep. Tony Cornish will be quick and expensive — and offer an important window into voter sentiments less than a year ahead of the state’s next major election.
Six months ago, nobody — not even Gazelka himself — expected he would become the state Senate majority leader.
“A little over half of our caucus is quite concerned about the leadership right now,” one DFL senator said of Majority Leader Tom Bakk. “We are doing a performance review, let’s call it.”
Thewrongful termination case is heading toward the deposition phase — and potentially awkward moments for some legislators.
Stadium votes, visualized in purple and gold.