A highly anticipated bill that would make same-sex marriage legal in Minnesota has been announced at the state Capitol.
Legislation to legalize same-sex marriage was officially announced at 10 a.m. at the State Capitol.
The bill aims to repeal Minnesota’s 1997 law that prohibits marriage between couples of the same sex.
Sponsors say the bill will exempt churches from being forced to perform same-sex weddings.
The drive to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota got a boost last year when voters rejected a constitutional gay marriage ban, but some opponents say those results don’t translate to widespread support for same-sex marriage.
Gov. Mark Dayton has said he would sign a bill to legalize gay marriage if it reaches his desk.
If passed, the bill would go into effect on Aug. 1, 2013.- See more at: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2013/02/27/bill-for-marriage-equality-to-make-debut-wednesday/#sthash.Roa4SpT5.dpuf
Pelowski's House Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee has been taking a close look at the need for administrators at the the state's post-secondary institutions and he told Winona Radio News it may be time to make some cuts.
Pelowski's committee has also been taking a closer look at college administrator's salaries and bonuses...especially the MnSCU chancellor...with the idea that those need to be trimmed too.
Pelowski said he is getting ready to introduce a bill that would also rescind the large bonuses paid to college presidents which have been as much at 15-thousand dollars each year, as a way to help reduce tuitions.