How legislators establish their partisan credentials
and signal core policy positions of their parties

Republicans and Democrats introduce bills that assure voters
of their loyalty to positions on key issues and define their parties 


Democrat:

SF10:   Requires electors to vote for the popular vote winner of a presidential election
HF65:   Imposes a surtax on corporations with a high ratio of executive to worker pay
SF101: Amends the Minnesota Constitution to guarantee gender equality
SF134: Requires special prosecutors for certain police use of force cases and prohibits use of grand juries
HF245: Automatically registers driver’s license applicants to vote
HF277: Amends the Minnesota Constitution to declare healthcare a fundamental right
HF275: Creates a commission to develop a strategic plan to address impact of climate change on health and well-being of Minnesotans

                                   Republican:

SF19:   Reduces the state tax on Social Security income
HF26
:   Requires local law enforcement to comply with federal immigration detainers
HF238: Allows the use of lethal force in defense of one’s home, repeals the duty to retreat
HF55:   Increases the penalty for obstructing traffic
SF65:   Requires zero-based budgeting: state agencies must justify all expenses each budget period
HF188: Establishes the right to carry a firearm without a permit
SF150: Prohibits the Met Council from spending money on light rail without explicit legislative approval

There are also perennial favorites with bi-partisan support, though not enough to pass so far.

SF235: Repeals the ban on certain fireworks
SF152: Increases the speed limit on I-35E, the “practice freeway”

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