Minnesota state lawmakers promised when the legislative session began that their top priority was setting a new state budget. To that end, they produced a $38.3 billion two-year spending plan that hikes taxes on top income earners and on cigarettes, and distributes hefty spending increases to public schools, freezes tuition at state colleges and steers new money to job-creation programs.
The final pieces of Minnesota’s next two-year, $38 billion budget were falling into place Sunday as state lawmakers clocked long hours and held a succession of late-night debates at the Capitol.
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Deadline day has arrived in the Minnesota Legislature. Lawmakers have been cramming in committee hearings all week to hear as many proposals as possible.
A Minneapolis man in a wheelchair was struck five times in the head with a handgun, and then robbed at gunpoint of his social security check totaling $900, police say.
The state says Xcel Energy is charging Minnesota families too much for electricity.
A notice from Comcast — also known as XFINITY — of a new fee is prompting outrage and confusion.
A proposal to reform taxes in Minnesota could have you paying more for clothing.
The first batch of bills in the Minnesota House will attempt to whittle away at state IOUs to schools, give more property taxpayers rebates, install a health care insurance exchange and prop up investment grant programs.
A Minnesota court panel has slashed the legal bills for those who sued over this year’s political redistricting.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills says he would support eliminating four federal Cabinet departments, instituting a 17-percent flat tax for individuals and corporations, means-testing Social Security and raising the retirement age.
Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed four Republican-sponsored bills Friday that made major changes to the state’s civil legal system, describing the legislation as the product of special interest groups and again criticizing legislative Republicans, saying they’re “too extreme to lead.”
Minnesota House and Senate panels will be taking their first looks at plans for the resumption of wolf hunting and trapping.
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The Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel is closely studying Xcel Energy Inc.’s request for a $141.9 million electricity rate hike, which would raise the typical residential customer’s monthly bill by about 6 percent.
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