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Strong suburban showing puts DFL in control of House

Capitol nightfall

The DFL will control the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2019-20 biennium.

Winning a number of key races in the Twin Cities suburbs, the DFL picked up 18 seats in Tuesday's elections and will hold a 75-59 advantage when the House convenes Jan. 8, 2019.

Much of the change occurred in the Twin Cities suburbs, especially near and just off the Interstate 494-694 corridor, where DFL candidates beat incumbent Republicans in places like Burnsville, Eden Prairie, Edina, Lakeville, Plymouth, Rosemount, Stillwater and Woodbury.

The DFL last controlled the House during the 2013-14 biennium. 

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Session Daily Update
Tuesday, December 11 2018 1:55 PM
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Your Minnesota House for the 2019-20 biennium.

House Ways and Means Committee
Tuesday, December 11 2018 2:00 PM
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Minnesota Management and Budget presentation of the November 2018 Budget & Economic Forecast.

FRIDAY: Session Daily Update
Friday, December 14 2018 1:25 PM
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Session Daily Update

FRIDAY: House Task Force on Workplace Safety and Respect
Friday, December 14 2018 1:30 PM
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Overview of the House Community Survey findings.
Update on the progress of the R17 Resolution on Workplace Safety and Respect.
Non-partisan recommendations on House Policies and Procedures against Discrimination and Harassment for the 91st Session.

DECEMBER 18: Session Daily Update
Tuesday, December 18 2018 8:55 AM
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Session Daily Update

DECEMBER 18: MNLARS Steering Committee
Tuesday, December 18 2018 9:00 AM
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Agenda is to be determined.

JANUARY 8: Session Daily Update
Tuesday, January 8 2019 11:30 AM
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Session Daily Update

Opening Day of 91st Session of the Minnesota Legislature
Tuesday, January 8 2019 12:00 PM
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Minnesota Statute 3.011:.
The legislature shall meet at the seat of government on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of each odd-numbered year.
When the first Monday in January falls on January 1, it shall meet on the first Wednesday after the first Monday.
Anticipated Opening Day events:.
• Members-elect take the oath of office.
• Election of speaker of the House.
• Election of chief clerk of the House.
• Election of other officers of the House.
• Adoption of Temporary Rules of the House.

News and Notes

The 2019 Legislature is scheduled to begin Jan. 8 at noon. It must end by May 20.


Did you know?

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Minnesota will be the only state with a divided legislature in the 2019-20 biennium. The last time there was only one divided state legislature in the country was 1914.


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