Thursday, May 9, 2013
All three Southwest Minneapolis representatives said yea Thursday afternoon.
The Minnesota House of Representatives passed legislation that would extend marriage to same-sex couples in a 75-59 vote Thursday afternoon. Southwest Minneapolis Reps. Frank Hornstein (D-61A), Paul Thissen (D-62B) Susan Allen (D-62B) all voted in favor of the measure. The bill will go to the Senate floor Monday. If passed, Gov. Mark Dayton will be the last step to sign the bill into law. See what was being said about the reps on social media Thursday. Follow Southwest Minneapolis Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily email newsletter
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
This is where you can find election results for local city council and legislative races and links to our separate election stories for county, judicial, constitutional amendments and national results.
Southwest Minneapolis' voters participated in an historic election on Tuesday. President Barack Obama was re-elected. Minnesota became the first state to reject a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and woman. Voters also stopped an amendment requiring voters show photo ID at the polls. The DFL took control of both houses of the state legislature. They even got to see Mayor RT Rybak crowd-surf at the official DFL election party in reaction to Obama's victory (See video at right). Initially, Southwest Minneapolis' high voter turnout caused long lines at some polling places, and a few ballot scanners had hiccoughs. As the night war on, voters waited on tenterhooks to find out how their community voted—many …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Minnesota House will discuss on vote on the bill at 5 p.m. tonight.
The controversial Voter Photo ID bill will go before the Minnesota House at 5 p.m. Tuesday. If passed by the legislature, voters will vote to amend the constitution in the fall election. If the amendment is passed, all voters will have to present a valid Minnesota photo ID when casting their votes in future elections. Rep. Paul Thissen (D-Richfield/Minneapolis) along with Reps. Ryan Winkler (D-Golden Valley) and Steve Simon (D-St. Louis Park) held a preview press conference Tuesday morning criticizing Republican priorites and the amendment itself. Watch a replay of the press conference in the video box above.