From the standpoint of suburban and outstate communities, the 2012 legislative session on major issues was disappointing.
Efforts at the Minnesota Legislature to scuttle the city of Coon Rapids’ ordinance that would require prepayment of gasoline at stations in the city have apparently failed.
A child custody bill supporters portrayed as placing parents on an equal playing field passed the Minnesota House April 18, but not before lengthy debate.
Some Minnesota legislators want to push ahead with bills, and a favorite topic is welfare.
The Republican House Tuesday passed its omnibus game and fish bill, but not before lengthy debate on shooting ranges, venison donation and gray wolves.
Gov. Mark Dayton is hopeful that the “People’s Stadium” will get a vote in the House and Senate and possibly pass by one or two votes.
The topic of breakfast table talk between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republicans leaders March 2 wasn’t the Minnesota Vikings’ stadium but education reform.
Redistricting by a state courts panel earlier this week has led to some political allies in the Minnesota House and Senate ending up in the same district.