Legislative leaders say they’re making slow but steady progress on hammering out a deal for the state’s next budget. Top House and Senate lawmakers were expected to resume private negotiations at Gov. Mark Dayton’s residence Thursday with the goal of passing a budget by Monday’s deadline. The two sides have met for hours every day this week but said little about the content of those talks.
Discussions over how to spend $40 billion-plus of Minnesota taxpayer money have reached a sensitive phase where negotiators are keeping mum about the headway they’re making. With less than a week to get an on-time budget passed, leading House Republicans and Senate Democrats were expected back at Gov. Mark Dayton’s official residence Wednesday for a fresh round of talks.
Minnesota state senators have filled in the bubble for early voting.
Minnesota’s Senate is setting up a clash with the House over body cameras and license plate readers.
Schools and families are joining Minnesota’s governor to say House and Senate education budget proposals are too small. Both the GOP-led House and DFL-controlled Senate would increase education spending.
A measure that has won initial backing of Minnesota House and Senate lawmakers would ensure that Iron Range taconite workers are eligible for unemployment benefits when several plants are idled in coming months.
Serial offenders of Minnesota’s prohibition on texting while driving could soon face steeper fines.
A 10-year, $7 billion plan for Minnesota road-and-bridge construction has the GOP-led House on a different course than Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton for solving a top issue for both parties this legislative session.
The Minnesota House approved Thursday a series of gun rights bills, including one that allows legal gun permit holders to automatically carry guns inside and around the State Capitol building.
With deadlines looming at the State Capitol, the next few weeks will see heated debate over what to do with the state’s $1 billion budget deficit. And you will also hear debate over an issue that seems to come up every year — Sunday liquor sales.
An East Bethel home is in ruins after it caught fire Saturday night. Officials say firefighters were called to the home at around 10:30 p.m. following a report of an explosion in the home’s attached garage.
Ring in the holidays with fun, décor and gifts at these festive markets.
A Minnesota House staff member who began as a chamber page 36 years ago is on the verge of becoming its chief clerk.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s willing to meet newly emboldened state House Republicans half way on key issues facing the state as long as they reciprocate.
This week, the Minnesota House and Senate will have to hammer out differences between the Senate and House versions of a medical marijuana law.
Minnesota lawmakers haven’t had a pay hike since 1999. But they can boost their take-home pay with per diem — up to $76 per day in the Minnesota House, and up to $86 a day in the Minnesota Senate.
Minnesota’s Democratic-controlled House is considering a budget that spends another $322 million of the state’s surplus. Before discussion of the package began on Thursday, DFL leaders touted increased money for K-12 schools, caregivers for the elderly and disabled and roads battered by winter.
The Minnesota House has voted to reverse course on a recent law change making it easier for lobbyists to buy meals for legislators.
Our bone-chilling winter has kept people from getting out and doing many things they otherwise would’ve done. That apparently includes shopping for a home.
The Senate Majority Leader talks with Dave about the start of another session. Click the above link to hear the highlights …..
Republican candidate for governor Kurt Zellers says he’s raised just over $400,000 so far in his bid to challenge Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton in November.
The top Republican in the Minnesota House says he intends to stay in his leadership post and believes he properly handled an incident last September in Montana where a friend pulled out the lawmaker’s loaded handgun after a vehicle purchase went bad.
A family was forced out of their home Thursday morning after their home’s roof caught on fire. The Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the structure fire around 1:51 a.m. Thursday at a home on the 1500 block of Rhode Island Avenue North.
For those of us who face high winter heating and electric bills it seems impossible to live in a home that won’t have them. And that’s a very real possibility for the owners of the newest Habitat for Humanity home in north Minneapolis.