At The Capitol

House Elections Committee Chair Steve Simon (DFL–Hopkins) released a statement after the Minnesota Senate approved his bill establishing online voter registration as a permanent option for eligible Minnesota voters. “I’m proud that legislative action brought this commonsense reform back to life after the recent court decision effectively ended it,” Simon said. “The result is greater [...]

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State would contribute $3.75 million if proposal makes the cut The Minnesota Legislature will consider the 2014 Capital Investment Bill as part of its current session. Every two years, the Legislature debates this piece of legislation, known commonly as the “bonding bill,” that contains projects for which the state will sell bonds. This year, Gov. [...]

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Rep. Steve Simon wishes medical marijuana would have been legal when his mother was alive. The St. Louis Park DFLer said he supports legalization of marijuana for medical purposes in part because of her fight with an aggressive form of cancer that eventually led to her death. “Although we never entertained the idea of this, [...]

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All legislators for District 46 have named the proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit line as their highest priority for the upcoming session, but they offered different views regarding funding for the controversial project. Gov. Mark Dayton decided not to include funding for the line in his proposed bonding bill of nearly $1 billion. The bonding [...]

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