Minnesota Legislature
by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter A Senate committee today (April 20) passed the first Vikings’ stadium bill in the Senate this legislative session, Sen. Julie Rosen’s bill passing the Senate Local Government and Elections Committee on an 8 to 6 vote. “I think it helped to have the (National...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter National Football League Commissioner (NFL) Roger Goodell left a meeting with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders this morning (April 20)  at the State Capitol talking about a productive meeting and dismissing the idea his presence served a threat....Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The Republican House passed its environment and natural resources policy bill Thursday, April 5, legislation that seeks to keep the Minnesota Zoo and state parks open in the event of state government shutdowns. And it creates a Children’s State Forest as a means ...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter A Vikings’ stadium bill and means for the state to fund its share of the proposed $1 billion, so-called “People’s Stadium” in downtown Minneapolis was approved by a House committee Monday, April 2. Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, saw his stadium legislatio...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The Republican House on Tuesday, April 3 passed its omnibus game and fish, but not before lengthy debate on shooting ranges, venison donation, gray wolves. The bill was authored by Rep. Tom Hackbarth, R-Cedar, whose legislative district includes much of Elk River. ...Read More
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