The Minnesota Senate passed a bill Monday that would let schools lay off teachers based on their performance in the classroom rather than by seniority alone.
Republicans are calling it one way to stop welfare fraud: It’s a bill requiring benefit cards for welfare recipients to include Photo ID.
The bill will also double the waiting period from 30 to 60 days before a new resident gets welfare.
The Minnesota House has unanimously passed a bill that would require teachers to pass a basic skills test before getting a teacher’s license.
A bill expanding the situations where citizens can use deadly force in their home is headed for a vote by the full Minnesota Senate.
Some Twin Cities elementary students are adding another subject to their list of lessons: politics.
The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a bill clearing the way for a new bridge over the St. Croix River near Stillwater.
For the second day in a row, Gov. Mark Dayton is talking about plans to grow jobs in Minnesota.
Millions of Americans have flexible spending accounts that allow them to use pre-tax dollars for out of pocket medical expenses.
A Republican-backed bill would place new requirements on women seeking abortions in Wisconsin.
Minnesotans who have trouble paying their energy bills will be protected from the cold again soon.
Minnesota’s state government shutdown ended Wednesday after 20 days, millions in lost revenue and frustration on the part of residents and politicians.
The Minnesota Legislature has passed a package of changes to state tax law that maintains state aid to cities and counties at levels from last year.
Ramsey County Commissioner Tony Bennett said he’s confident a stadium deal could get done, now that the governor and GOP leaders came to an agreement on the state budget.
More budget meetings at the state capitol, but there was very little progress. So groups with an interest in the fight are turning to TV, in an attempt to win the battle of public opinion.
After vetoing the entire Republican agenda, Gov. Mark Dayton has distinguished himself as one of the most veto-happy governors Minnesota has ever had.
The long-awaited overhaul of the 9-year-old No Child Left Behind law has begun in the House with the first in a series of targeted bills, but a bipartisan, comprehensive reform of the nation’s most important education law still appears far from the finish line.
The Republican-controlled Legislature has proposed allowing students in low-performing big city schools to take state-funded vouchers to private schools in a sweeping education bill largely opposed by Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and his education commissioner.
The Minnesota Senate has passed a funding bill for state agencies and programs that would freeze state employee pay and reduce the size of the state workforce.
The Minnesota House has passed a bill that expands the rights of people to defend themselves if they feel they are in imminent danger.
When she was 13, Amber Whitefeather met a smooth-talking man on the streets of Minneapolis who seemed to have it all: He wore a silk suit and snakeskin boots, drove a car with Jersey plates and, above all, seemed like he could be the protector she never had.
Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP negotiators for a state government spending bill are clashing over potential cuts to veterans programs with two weeks left in the regular session.
A pair of Republican-backed bills that would legalize the carrying of concealed weapons in Wisconsin are being circulated in the Legislature.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he would sign legislation for a new Vikings stadium even if lawmakers blow a deadline to finish the budget.
An proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage moved closer to getting on Minnesota’s 2012 ballot Monday, clearing a Republican-led House panel after its first Senate committee approval last week.
A bill under consideration in the Minnesota Legislature would try to keep teenagers in high school by blocking driver’s licenses for dropouts.