Minnesota Legislature: Social Issues

Two Republican lawmakers proposed legislation Monday to allow video slot machines at Minnesota's two horse racing tracks. (03/21/2011)
A Republican state senator is backing off an effort to repeal early expansion of Medicaid in Minnesota. (02/22/2011)
Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he doesn't intend to rely on any gambling revenue to help balance the state's budget. (02/01/2011)
"I hate what I'm having to do," the governor said at a Minneapolis event Monday organized by the Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness. (02/01/2011)
The state's bar and restaurant trade group is pushing for a gambling expansion again -- although with a new twist on the games they'd like to offer. (01/31/2011)
DFL Rep. Erin Murphy said long-time gay couples should have the rights to control the remains of a loved one after they die. (05/11/2010)
A House panel hears legislation Wednesday that would use a slice of home sale taxes to build affordable housing. (04/21/2010)
A stealth play by backers of slot machines at Minnesota race tracks has kept the measure alive in the Legislature. (03/24/2010)
A Senate panel looks at legislation Tuesday that would allow more people to qualify for food stamps. (03/16/2010)
Two bills up for hearings on Wednesday would give same-sex partners and other unmarried couples more rights when one partner dies. (03/10/2010)
Abortion opponents held their annual rally outside the Capitol Friday, to mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion. (01/22/2010)
Many people can prevent diabetes with simple lifestyle changes. But Medicare and most private insurance programs don't pay for prevention efforts. (12/22/2009)
DFL legislators announced a plan Thursday to keep offering state-subsidized health care to low-income adults, even though Gov. Pawlenty vetoed funding for it. (12/10/2009)
Minnesota regulators have withdrawn a request that Internet service providers block access to hundreds of online gambling sites. (06/08/2009)
State officials have directed 11 telephone and Internet service providers to block nearly 200 gambling Web sites. (04/29/2009)

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