The state Senate majority leader says a proposed increase in the state minimum wage is not likely to happen this session because Democrats in the House and Senate can’t agree how much to raise it. Sen. Tom Bakk says Thursday there are not enough votes among Senate Democrats.
A quarter of Minnesota House members wound up voting a personal preference on legalizing gay marriage rather than following results of last November’s ballot measure. Thursday’s 75-59 vote saw Republicans and Democrats defy the fall outcome on the constitutional amendment in their district.
With ten days to go in the 2013 session, DFL legislative leaders held budget talks with Governor Mark Dayton Friday to hammer out their differences on tax and budget issues, including a Senate proposal to extend the state’s sale tax to clothing.
Gov. Mark Dayton initially proposed taxing Minnesota clothing sales that were more than $100. After protests he had to pull that off the table.
A freshman Democratic state representative from a socially conservative district said Friday that he’d support the bill to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota, a key pickup for supporters as votes on the issue get closer at the Capitol.
The DFL state representative who pushed expanded background checks for Minnesota gun buyers said Thursday that he’s angry with his fellow Democrat, House Speaker Paul Thissen, for shelving the bill this year.
Minnesota House Democrats this week voted to raise the excise tax on beer, claiming it will raise the price only 7 cents a bottle.
The Minnesota House has voted to require clinics that perform abortions to pay new yearly license fees and undergo special inspections.
Governor Dayton’s call to arms comes after a business group started running television ads that his claims contains “smears” and “lies.”
Minnesota House Democrats are planning to reveal their spending priorities for Minnesota’s public schools.
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After taking a lot of heat from the business community, Gov. Mark Dayton is dropping one of his sales tax proposals.
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