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UPDATES: 2023 Legislative Session

Gender-Based Violence Discussing Domestic Violence and Homeless Youth at Legislature Intense Testimony for Hearing about Missing and Murdered Black Women

  • 01/25/2023
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Commentary: How Can We Thrive When We Can Barely Survive?

Nearly all of us are working, yet most of us seem to be worse off than ever. Why?

  • 01/25/2023
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Discussing Domestic Violence and Homeless Youth at Legislature

January 24 — Rep. Kristin Bahner (DFL–37B) introduced HF424 to the House Public Safety and Finance Committee, in order to

  • 01/24/2023
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Abortion legislation passes out of the MN House 

“This is a second level of protection to the constitutional freedoms we currently enjoy based on the legal precedent of Doe v. Gomez, at the Minnesota Supreme Court.”

  • 01/20/2023
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Testimony on Behalf of Restoring the Right to Vote to Formerly Incarcerated Felons (HF28)

Testimony about House File 28: Right to vote restored to individuals convicted of a felony upon completion of any term of incarceration imposed and executed by a court for the offense.

  • 01/20/2023
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Testimony in Support of New Public Safety Approach; HF25 Moves Forward in House

“If the people who had answered that [911] call could have identified that [my mother] was struggling with mental health, they could have connected her with services that prevented her suffering.”

  • 01/19/2023
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State Policy Makers Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

See related story about the January 19 House committee testimony for HF 25 January 16, 2023 — A group of

  • 01/18/2023
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Tracking Where the Budget Surplus Goes

Updated weekly as session progresses

  • 01/16/2023
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New Rules Discussed to Redefine Charges for Labor Trafficking in Minnesota

January 12, 2023 — House File 42 (HF42), which would amend the State of Minnesota’s definition of labor trafficking, as

  • 01/12/2023
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Protect Reproductive Options Act Clears House Health Finance and Policy Committee

The Minnesota Legislature conducted the first hearing on the first bill of the 2023 legislative session this morning: the Protect

  • 01/05/2023
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Values & Vision: How to Evolve Together

In essence, Values & Vision is a kind of salon — a hybrid of book discussion, related to current events and issues — that takes the extra step of leading to solutions, solidarity, and action.

  • 12/29/2022