Both houses of the Minnesota Legislature will be considering legislation which would ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation.
State Representative Larry Howes, a Republican from Walker, supports the effort calling it a step in the right direction.
If it gains legislative approval, Governor Dayton, who is pro-choice would likely veto it. Howes tells KLKS News, it is unlikely enough DFLers would cross over to override a veto.
On another topic, streamlining state government as a budget cutting tool appears to be catching steam. Representative Howes says his caucus believes over $1 billion can be cut from Health and Social Services without affecting programs. Minnesota is facing a $5 billion revenue shortfall for the coming biennium.