MN Capitol Notebook: Recreational pot bill goes down, gun control…

Millions of dollars of fraud were reported in the state’s child care assistance program and legislators split on how to address it.

As the Minnesota Legislature took up some of the most controversial proposals of the legislative session, divisions emerged between the Republican-led Senate and the Democrat-led House of Representatives.

The debates this week came ahead of a Friday deadline for bills that don’t deal with spending to pass out of committee in their house of origin. The deadline is by no means final as policy bills can get wound up in budget proposals or brought up for consideration through special orders, more at


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