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.
In an attempt to tackle a shortfall in available judges who oversee workers’ compensation hearings, the House on Tuesday passed a bipartisan bill that would allow retired judges to serve as needed.
A bill that would set consistent terminology, timeframes for sexual assault examination kit handling and provide that victims have access to information about their kit was passed by the House.
Employees of lodging establishments may be better equipped to spot sex trafficking, under a bill passed by the House.
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Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday he wouldn’t sign a tax bill sent to him by the Republican-controlled Legislature if they don’t approve his $137.9 million emergency school funding proposal.
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