State and Local Government

Flood Relief

The first bill signed into law this session was Senate File 1, a disaster assistance bill for dozens of counties hit hard by damaging flooding last year. Thanks to an ...
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Deficiency Funding Bill

The Minnesota Security Hospital and the Minnesota Zoo are two recipients of an appropriation through a $15.45 million deficiency bill signed into law. The bill provides sufficient funding to state ...
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Mobile Salons

Legislation heard this week would authorize the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology to define mobile salons and provide operational requirements to keep business standards high and clients safe. These salons provide ...
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Online Lottery Sales Ban

Two Gambling Prohibition/Charitable Gambling bills that would prohibit online, gas station pump, and ATM lottery sales are moving through the legislature. Supporters argue that gambling shouldn’t be so convenient and ...
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Legislative Budget Office

A proposal to create a legislative budget office is moving through the process that would oversee the creation and review of the fiscal impact estimates for proposed legislation. That would ...
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Omnibus Retirement Bill

The Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement (LCPR) convened for the first time in late February. The LCPR is a bipartisan commission tasked with creating an omnibus retirement bill each ...
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