As Lawmakers Battle Budget Deadline, Impact Becomes ClearerAs Minnesota lawmakers scrambled Sunday to piece together the state's next budget before a fast-approaching deadline, the impact of the roughly $41.5 billion package on the states' residents started coming into focus.
House Republicans Unveil Tax Relief PlanRepublicans in the state House unveiled a sweeping tax relief package Monday they hope will mean lower taxes for more than 2 million Minnesotans.
Trio Of Major Events Brings Sports Debate Back To CapitolA trifecta of major sporting events — the Ryder Cup, the Final Four and the biggest prize of all, a Super Bowl — are headed to Minnesota in coming years, all of them certain to shower the state with global attention and pull in tens of thousands of visitors.
Minn. Lawmakers Object To Data-Breach Bill Objections to a bill that would expand the victim-notification process after a retail or wholesale business data breach were strident and frequent during a hearing Tuesday afternoon of the Minnesota House commerce committee.
Disaster Aid 'On The Way' After Fast Minn. Session On Monday, Governor Mark Dayton signed an emergency bill into law, sending disaster aid to Minnesota counties hit hard by a week of severe summer storms in June. Eighteen Minnesota counties - including the largest, Hennepin County - were hit by high winds, torrential rains and widespread flooding during the five days of storms. Damage was heavy in the southeastern part of the state, where lawmakers - including Republican Rep. Greg Davids of Preston - thanked Minnesotans for their help.
Minn. Dems Accuse GOP Lawmaker Of Violating Law Minnesota's Democratic Party asked an administrative judge Thursday to rule that a veteran Republican lawmaker broke the law with letters to newspapers that say four Democrats had voted for billions in new taxes.