Democrats Propose Combined Abortion and Equal Rights Amendment for 2026 Minnesota Ballot

ST. PAUL, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – In a bold move, Democrats in the Minnesota Legislature are pushing forward plans to introduce a combined constitutional amendment addressing abortion rights and equal rights. House Speaker Melissa Hortman affirmed their commitment, stressing the need to ensure bipartisan support for the proposed amendment. With the aim of securing 68 votes… Continue reading Democrats Propose Combined Abortion and Equal Rights Amendment for 2026 Minnesota Ballot

Minnesota Legislative Committee Debates School Resource Officer Use of Force

ST. PAUL, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – In a pivotal session today, a Minnesota legislative committee convenes to address the contentious issue of defining the permissible use of force by school resource officers (SROs). The discussion revolves around clarifying a recent state law regarding the extent to which SROs can employ restrictive measures when dealing with violent… Continue reading Minnesota Legislative Committee Debates School Resource Officer Use of Force

Minnesota Queer Caucus Unveils Legislative Agenda for 2024

ST. PAUL, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – In a significant development, the Minnesota Queer Legislators Caucus has declared its key priorities for the ongoing legislative session. The caucus, in an announcement today, outlined its primary objectives for 2024, centering on the protection and empowerment of the LGBTQ community. The key focal points of their legislative agenda include:… Continue reading Minnesota Queer Caucus Unveils Legislative Agenda for 2024

Legislative Debate on School Resource Officer Rules in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – A recent legislative session in Minnesota saw a bill, aimed at clarifying the rules governing School Resource Officers (SROs), facing challenges. The proposed legislation sought to define when SROs are permitted to use restraining holds on students exhibiting violent behavior. The bill encountered a setback in the Minnesota House committee,… Continue reading Legislative Debate on School Resource Officer Rules in Minnesota

Redrawing North Dakota Legislative Districts

Redrawing North Dakota Legislative Districts

FARGO (trfnews.i234.me) – The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a deadline for North Dakota to redraw its legislative districts map following a federal judge’s ruling that the 2021 redistricting violated the Voting Rights Act. The judge, Peter Welte, found that Native American voters were improperly concentrated in District 9A, infringing on their… Continue reading Redrawing North Dakota Legislative Districts

MN LEGISLATIVE WRAP: Nursing Homes, Drugs & More

ST. PAUL, MN (trfnews.i234.me) A wrap-up of legislative action as the Minnesota legislature has adjourned. The Minnesota legislature has approved $300 million for state nursing homes, which have been struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding was agreed upon in exchange for Democrats’ votes to pass a $1.5 billion bonding bill for state public… Continue reading MN LEGISLATIVE WRAP: Nursing Homes, Drugs & More