Votetracker

Issues


The following are issues that have come before the Minnesota Legislature. Below each issue are key votes taken in committees and on the House and Senate floor.

SESSION: 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2011
SORT BY: Issue Category | Issue Name | Date of Last Action


ABORTION

Ban state-funding of abortions
Document Governor's Desk: Vetoed (05/25/2011)

Prohibit abortions after 20 weeks
Document Governor's Desk: Vetoed (05/25/2011)

BUDGET

Cut higher ed, Reduce mental health services, and state government
Document Governor's Desk: Vetoed (02/11/2011)

Cut state workforce by 15 percent
Document Governor's Desk: Vetoed (05/24/2011)

State worker salary and wage freeze
Document House State Government Finance Committee approval (01/20/2011)

Tax increase for wealthiest Minnesotans
Document House rejection (05/17/2011)

ELECTIONS

Voter ID
Document Governor's Desk: Vetoed (05/26/2011)

ENERGY

Lifting Minnesota's moratorium on nuclear power plants
Document House approval (02/17/2011)

ENVIRONMENT

Repeal cap on carbon emissions
Document Governor's Desk: Vetoed (05/27/2011)

HIGHER EDUCATION

Roll back higher ed funding; cap tuition
Document Governor's Desk: Vetoed (05/24/2011)

HUMAN SERVICES

Repeal Medicare expansion; reduce services services for disabled, poor, elderly. (Omnibus bill)
Document Governor's Desk: Vetoed (05/24/2011)

K-12 EDUCATION

Alternative teacher licensing
Document Governor's Desk: Signed (03/07/2011)

Eliminate deadline for teacher contract resolution
Document House approval (04/11/2011)

MARRIAGE

Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage
Document Governor's Desk: Vetoed (05/25/2011)

PUBLIC SAFETY

Make seat belt use a secondary offense instead of a primary offense
Document Senate approval (05/21/2011)

Repeal of state gun permit laws
Document Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee approval (01/26/2011)

Self-defense bill
Document House approval (05/14/2011)

STADIUMS

Vikings stadium
No legislative actions have been taken on this issue yet.

TRANSPORTATION

Reduction in mass transit funding, ban on intercity rail projects (omnibus tax bill)
Document Governor's Desk: Vetoed (05/24/2011)