The Legislature has adopted a resolution to start the 2010 legislative session on February 4th.
Archives for May 18, 2009
The Minnesota Senate voted 38 to 28 in favor of a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to use marijuana to treat their pain. The bill is now headed to Gov. Pawlenty who has previously said he would veto the legislation. Here’s the Roll Call: DFLers voting yes Anderson, Bakk, Berglin, Betzold, Bonoff, Carlson, Read more →
The Minnesota House passed a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to use medical marijuana to treat their pain. The bill passed 70-64. Here’s the roll call: ST. PAUL (AP) _ Votes Monday as the House, on a 70-64 vote, approved a measure to allow terminally ill patients to use medical marijuana. Voting yes Read more →
An 11th hour conference committee just passed the so-called “Legacy Amendment” deal over sales tax money for the outdoors, clean water, parks and trails and the arts. The deal spends $213 million in the next year, including $78 million each for the outdoors and clean water, $33 million for parks and trails and $46 million Read more →
DFL Sen. Tarryl Clark says the DFL controlled Senate is planning to hold confirmation votes tonight on Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Dan McElroy and Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner Steve Sviggum. DFL Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller said this on MPR’s Midday today: Gary Eichten: “Are you expecting that some of Read more →
For the first time ever, the Minnesota House passed a bill that allows law enforcement to pull over a motorist for failing to wear their seat belt. The issue has created strange bedfellows over the year with civil libertarians teaming up in opposition to the bill with lawmakers worried about racial profiling. The bill is Read more →
A pair of DFL senators say there’s a deal on the table for doling out the proceeds from the new 3/8 cent sales tax. It’s the only bright spot in an otherwise gloomy scenario this session. The tax is expected to raise about $234 million in the next fiscal year, starting in July. Tom Saxhaug, Read more →