Today (Mon) at the Minnesota Capitol…

Republicans roll out a bill (10am) that would give employers the option to purchase paid family and medical leave insurance for their employees, but it likely won’t go far enough for Democrats who want a state program along the lines of unemployment insurance.  A bill providing state funding for A-L-S research, in honor of Chisholm Senator Dave Tomassoni, will likely clear its final House committee (10am) on way to a floor vote.  There’s another hearing (1pm) on a controversial bill that would require the D-N-R have a public dashboard outlining status and delays in proposed mining projects.  And a Senate panel debates (1pm) a Republican bill requiring a public database of all criminal sentences in Minnesota, including reduced or stayed sentences, along with judges’ names.