Key Votes

2007 Minnesota Key Votes

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5/21 MN HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Veto Override Failed - House (83 - 50) 5/14 MN HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 17) 5/14 MN HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (90 - 43) 5/08 MN SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (44 - 21) 5/08 MN SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 46) 5/07 MN SF 2171 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (82 - 44) 5/07 MN SF 2171 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 19) 5/04 MN SF 1997 2008-2009 State Government Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (42 - 23) 5/04 MN SF 1997 2008-2009 State Government Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (71 - 57) 4/27 MN SF 100 Public Funding for Stem Cell Research Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 26) 4/20 MN H Amendment Prohibiting Public Funding for Abortions Amendment Rejected - House (64 - 68) 4/20 MN SF 2171 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (86 - 45) 4/19 MN SF 1997 2008-2009 State Government Budget Bill Passed - House (68 - 64) 4/19 MN SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - House (95 - 37) 3/31 MN SF 1611 Income Tax Increase and Education Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 29) 3/29 MN SF 2171 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 23) 3/27 MN HF 886 Capital Improvement Budget Bill Passed - House (84 - 45) 3/26 MN HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 24) 3/24 MN SF 1997 2008-2009 State Government Budget Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 20) 3/24 MN HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Bill Passed - House (83 - 46) 3/23 MN SF 1986 Transportation Taxes and Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 24) 3/22 MN SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 2)

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