Group Criticizes MN Lawmakers For Making No Progress On Transportation FundingOne thing that did not get done this year's Minnesota legislative session is a transportation bill. The failure to fund those fixes pushed a statewide coalition of more than 200 businesses and organizations to act.
Bird Flu Funding On Way To Dayton's DeskThe first slice of emergency funding for the state's response to a deadly bird flu outbreak is heading to Gov. Mark Dayton.
Rural Nursing Homes Hope To Stem Losses With Funding ChangeNursing homes in rural Minnesota are stretching limited state funds until it comes time to cut services or shut down entirely.
Gov. Dayton Dangles Road Projects To Be Built Under His PlanGov. Mark Dayton says his transportation funding proposal would result in 600 road-and-bridge improvement projects across the state.
Bill Would Have State Chip In For Employee Wellness ProgramsEmployers chipping in for their workers' gym memberships could get state funding under a new bill at the Legislature. A pair of Minnesota lawmakers wants to reimburse small- and medium-sized businesses $40 monthly for gym memberships they cover for employees.
Minnesota Transportation Group Pushes For Road MoneyA new coalition of over 130 businesses, labor unions and advocacy groups is pushing for a large infusion of state money for roads and transit. The group, Move MN, kicked off its effort Thursday. But any proposed transportation tax hikes will face a difficult environment when lawmakers return at the end of February.
Gov. Dayton Pitches $1 Billion Bonding BillGov. Mark Dayton is pitching almost $1 billion in bonds for the state to take on to fund improvements in areas like higher education and infrastructure in Minnesota. Dayton introduced his proposal for a $986 million bonding bill for the state in the 2014 budget Wednesday.
MNsure Looking At Possible Funding Shortfalls Leaders of Minnesota's health exchange said Thursday that they might need additional funding if insurance premiums stay low, enrollment lags below expectations and continues to tip toward public rather than private insurance programs.
Klobuchar: Medical Research Funding Should Be ReinstatedSen. Amy Klobuchar joined five families Sunday at the University of Minnesota who have been impacted by diseases such as juvenile diabetes, Autism, epilepsy, and Alzheimer's. She said these are the people who are being hurt by cuts to funding of medical search.
Terror Financing Fears Stop Transfers To SomaliaWhen a bank transfers money to Somalia, can it be sure it's not sending money to terrorists? That question is forcing one of Britain's largest banks to cut ties with the largest cash transfer bank in Somalia, a company that brings in the majority of the country's $1.2 billion in yearly remittances.
Gov. Asks Obama For Minn. Disaster DeclarationGov. Mark Dayton is asking for a federal disaster declaration for Minnesota after an ice storm paralyzed the southwest part of the state.
Minn. Budget Pieces Come Together At Capitol Minnesota's two-year budget puzzle is starting to come together as the state Senate takes up the two biggest pieces of state spending.