The 37-30 vote came after a failed, last-ditch attempt by opponents to scuttle the measure. Only one Republican, Sen. Branden Petersen, joined a majority of DFL legislators.
Updated: May 14, 2013, - 09:59 AM
Residents share widely divergent views on House vote.
Updated: May 11, 2013, - 11:26 AM
Would change process in event of tragedy and expand absentee voting.
Updated: May 08, 2013, - 07:49 PM
Backers surprised by 11-11 tie; two DFLers voted no.
Updated: May 06, 2013, - 09:02 PM
“Neither side has been willing to come to an agreement,” Speaker Thissen said as to why expanded background checks and...
Updated: May 02, 2013, - 12:13 AM
The Minnesota House decided to make early-childhood education programs more affordable, to pump more money into K-12 classrooms and to eliminate testing requirements for graduation.
Updated: April 23, 2013, - 09:48 PM
The bipartisan measure would bar employers in Minnesota from asking about criminal convictions on initial applications.
Updated: April 20, 2013, - 06:41 PM
Business groups defend minimum score to graduate.
Updated: April 17, 2013, - 11:23 AM
Electronic gambling hasn’t taken off, so legislators consider a tax on sports memorabilia and jerseys to fund share of Vikings...
Updated: April 10, 2013, - 11:17 PM