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MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE

The Iron Range lawmaker's legacy will include a $25 million law that will help fund research of ALS, which he had for the last year of his life.
The court concluded that petitioners did not file their grievance quickly enough to meet requirements.
Six-term state Sen. David Senjem was recently recognized as a recipient of the Minnesota Legacy Award, an award given by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities to recognize retiring legislators with an impactful legacy.
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Statewide care providers call for a special session to address staffing crisis in homes while other advocates believe there needs to be a reassessment of the whole care service system.

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State Sen. David Tomassoni knows his days are drawing down, yet he'll support and return for a special session if it's called.
From the editorial: "Lawmakers had the opportunity this session to extend the program or, better yet, to make it permanent. It has more than proven its worth. ... Instead, lawmakers did nothing."
The top priority for Minnesota anti-abortion groups following the overturning of Roe v. Wade is winning elections in November. But even with the state Legislature and governor's office, passing sweeping bans could be a far reach.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is floating a proposal to double the original $500 "Walz checks" he pitched earlier this year. But the odds of that happening appear slim as lawmakers failed to reach a deal to return to the Capitol for a special legislative session.
The Minnesota Legislature ended its regular session in May without making any decisions on how to use a historic 9.25 billion surplus or passing public projects borrowing bill.
Commissioners voice frustration over lack of action amid growing budget surplus.

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The governor on Thursday told reporters that he remained hopeful about the prospect of a special session but worried that Republican lawmakers had 'buyer's remorse' about a deal they'd struck for $4 billion in tax relief and $4 billion in spending.
Minnesota lawmakers earlier this month approved $25 million to send out the bonus payments to veterans who served during the Global War on Terrorism.
Fifty-seven state lawmakers announced that they would leave their seats due to redistricting, desires to seek another office or for personal reasons. The exits include some of the Capitol's best-known deal makers, opening room for one of the largest crops of new freshman legislators in decades.

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