Today at the Minnesota Capitol

Published On: March 2nd, 20230.8 min readCategories: Covid-19, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News

Today (Thurs) at the Minnesota Capitol begins with a hearing (830am) on a bill that would allow sports betting at any of Minnesota’s tribal casinos or on smartphones (but not at the state’s horse tracks or pro sports stadiums), and there’s debate in the all-important House Public Safety Committee on legalizing recreational marijuana:

This afternoon (1pm), backers roll out a highly controversial measure that would allow mentally-capable people with terminal illness under certain circumstances to request self-administered medication to bring about what the bill terms a peaceful death. And up for votes on the House floor (330pm):   a bill prohibiting price-gouging during times of emergency, and 200 million dollars for emergency shelters and other homeless programs.  The House will also take what will likely be simple procedural votes to send two high-profile bills to the governor:  allowing undocumented residents to obtain a drivers license, and allowing felons to again vote after finishing their prison term.

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