Sunday Sales Bill to be Heard in Senate Committee

Senator Roger Reinert’s Sunday Sales bill has legislative life. The bill will be heard in the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday, March 16th, at 10:30 a.m. The bill would repeal Minnesota’s law prohibiting sales of liquor on Sundays. Senator Reinert will also be appearing on Almanac this Friday, March 11th, to discuss the legislation. Veteran […] Read more

Sen. Bakk responds to Senate GOP budget targets

Earlier today, Senate Republican leaders unveiled their budget targets for setting the state’s next two-year budget. In response, Senate DFL Caucus leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, offered the following statement: “When this legislative session began in January, our caucus laid out two key principles: protect the pocketbooks of middle-class Minnesotans and rebuild Minnesota’s economy. Unfortunately, looking […] Read more

Senators Pappas, Michel introduce legislation to address genocide awareness

State Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, and State Sen. Geoff Michel, R-Edina, introduced legislation yesterday to increase genocide awareness and prevention in Minnesota. State Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, plans to introduce the companion bill in the House. In the 20th century alone, over 200 million people were killed by acts of genocide. Refugees from the […] Read more

Sen. Dibble: Republican buttons just latest scheme to delay real work

State Senator Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, criticized the lapel buttons worn by Senate Republicans on Monday as yet another attempt to interject hard-edged partisanship into the Senate’s work and distract from the real job in front of the legislature: Solving the state’s $5 billion budget deficit. “Last week, Minnesotans saw the Republican majority waste several hours […] Read more

Sheran’s Highway 14 Bill Heard in Transportation Committee

On Tuesday, the Senate Transportation Committee will debate a bill by Senator Kathy Sheran to help complete U.S. Highway 14. The bill, Senate File 135, authorizes the creation of new special license plate supporting the four-lane expansion of Highway 14. This bill would allow Minnesota drivers the opportunity to pay a one-time, $30 donation, to […] Read more

Sen. Sheran Introduces Bill for Dam Repair

Senator Kathy Sheran has introduced legislation for funding to repair the aging Lake Titlow Dam. The $900,000 request would be part of a larger Capital Investment bill, if passed. “This dam is in dire need of repair,” Sen. Sheran said. “Three years ago the Department of Natural Resources reported that the dam was in poor […] Read more