Gun Violence Prevention Advocates Rally
and everything else happening in the Legislature this week
Minnesota seeks to stop child marriages
Child marriage is a real problem in Minnesota and across the country. In Minnesota, the legal marriage age is 18, but the law includes a dangerous loophole: Children age 16 or 17 can marry with parental “consent” and judicial approval.
The 2020 State of Main Street
State Auditor Julie Blaha held a press conference this week to discuss the state of main street, giving an executive summary of state and local budgets and how they interact with each other. Topics this year included economic and demographic realities, redistricting, negotiating skills and tools, and more.
Legislature attends One MN Conference
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs hosted this week the annual One Minnesota Legislative Policy Conference. The bicameral, bipartisan event focuses on improving the state’s legislative process.