If the Republicans keep control of the Minnesota House this November they will have a new majority leader for the 2019 session.
House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin (R-Rogers) announced Wednesday she will not seek re-election.
“It has been a great privilege to represent the hard-working families of the northwest suburbs of Dayton, Maple Grove and Rogers, and to be elected by my peers to serve as Majority Leader the past four years,” Peppin said in a statement. “I believe I have made a difference in the lives of the people I have been honored to represent, and it is time for me to step back from public service and return to employment in the private sector. For me, serving in the legislature was not meant to be a full-time career, but rather a temporary public service and I know there are many smart leaders with new ideas, goals and skills that will step forward to serve.”
First elected in 2004, Peppin is the new director of government affairs and general counsel for the Minnesota Rural Electric Association.
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With only hours left of the 2018 legislative session, lawmakers met Sunday morning to make revisions to the tax reform bill in hopes that this go-around it will garner Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature.
A session that began three months ago has largely been boiled down to a large bill that doesn’t appear to have gubernatorial support.
It’s not looking like the omnibus supplemental budget bill or the tax bill will get passed this year.
The House Agriculture Policy Committee gathered Saturday to consider using, for the first time, a 17-year-old state statute that would allow it block a controversial groundwater protection rule proposed by the Department of Agriculture earlier this year.
Prosecutors could hold organizations that recruit, train or aid an individual arrested for damaging oil pipelines, railways, airports and other “critical infrastructure” both civilly and criminally liable under bill passed in the House.
The omnibus supplemental budget conference committee resumed its work Friday evening by discussing, amending and beginning to adopt a number of articles related to health and human services.
In the final days and hours of the 2018 session, Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature still don’t see eye-to-eye on a number of key issues.
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Introduced in March 2017 by Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL-New Brighton) and Sen. Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights), HF2470/SF2259, aims to stop the cycle of opioid misuse and addiction through education.
The conference committee tasked with hammering out the differences that divide the House and Senate on a laundry list of major issues met for the first time Tuesday afternoon.
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