Dayton Readies Veto Pen For Education Bill As Deadline NearsMinnesota's Legislature has sent an education budget to Gov. Mark Dayton's desk where it's likely to meet his veto pen.
Budget-Setting Session Reaches Deadline, But Show May Go OnA midnight deadline to adopt a new two-year budget bore down Monday on the Minnesota Legislature, which could see its stay in St. Paul extended by a rift over preschool.
MNsure Enrollment Deadline Fast ApproachesMNsure is making a final push to sign up Minnesotans for health care before Sunday's enrollment deadline. More than 60,000 Minnesotans still don't have coverage. This year, there's a tax penalty for people who don't get insurance under the new federal health care law.
MNsure Extends Contact Center Hours As Open Enrollment Deadline NearsAs the Feb. 15 deadline for MNsure's open enrollment approaches, the health exchange is offering extended contact center hours for those with last-minute questions.
MNsure Nears 60,000 Health Coverage SignupsThe state's health insurance exchange has enrolled nearly 59,000 Minnesotans in coverage as a key deadline approaches. MNsure announced its most up-to-date enrollment figures on Friday, putting the exchange well ahead of enrollment at this time last year. Minnesotans have until noon on Dec. 31 to sign up for health insurance effective Jan. 1.
Interview: MNsure CEO Talks Enrollment, Website IssuesScott Leitz, the head of MNsure, spoke with Esme Murphy on WCCO Sunday Morning, a day before the scheduled deadline for consumers to sign up for health insurance as required by the Affordable Care Act.
MNsure Making Big Enrollment Push Ahead Of DeadlineThe new federal health care law says everyone must be signed up by midnight Monday, or face a penalty. In Minnesota, MNsure is moving quickly to enroll as many people as possible over the weekend. Already this week, MNsure ramped up recruiting at more than 1,000 signup events.
MNsure Board Approves Preliminary Budget For 2015Officials with Minnesota's new health insurance marketplace say their preliminary budget for 2015 will be balanced without seeking new federal or state money. MNsure Interim CEO Scott Leitz told reporters Wednesday that the proposed $39.8 million budget for next year is based on the assumption that the federal government will let the exchange carry over $5 million in federal grants that have already been awarded but not spent.
Dayton Pushes Mid-March Deadline For Tax Votes Gov. Mark Dayton is urging final action by mid-March on a package of tax breaks and the repeal of some recently adopted business taxes.
Deadline Nears For Minn. Health Plan Sign-UpsJust two shopping days left for Minnesota health insurance shoppers who expect to have coverage as the new year starts. Tuesday is the final day to enroll for a plan through the state's health insurance exchange, known as MNsure.
Last-Minute Insurance Shoppers Given Grace PeriodAnticipating heavy traffic on the government's health care website, the Obama administration effectively extended Monday's deadline for signing up for insurance by a day, giving people in 36 states more time to select a plan.
Twins Trade Catcher Drew Butera To DodgersThe Minnesota Twins have traded catcher Drew Butera to the Los Angeles Dodgers for either a player to be named or cash. The deal was done right before the non-waiver trade deadline on Wednesday afternoon.