Gov. Mark Dayton was preparing to announce pay raises for his state agency commissioners as Republicans were warning exorbitant increases would become a campaign issue next year.
Critics of last week’s Supreme Court ruling to legalize same-sex marriage say they’re not done fighting.
Environmental advocates are calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to require stronger environmental protections for a proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s “conscious of the diversity factor” as he considers who will fill two upcoming openings on the Minnesota Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling Thursday that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday the state will appeal a federal court ruling declaring the state’s sex offender program unconstitutional.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is headed to Iowa to campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Just two weeks after it was abolished by the Minnesota Legislature, an influential environmental citizen’s board held its last meeting on Tuesday.
Treasurer of the Viking stadium board, Duane Benson, has resigned, according to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. Benson announced his resignation at the end of a regularly scheduled meeting Friday.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program is unconstitutional, saying it violates the “fundamental rights” of more than 700 people locked up indefinitely after completing their prison sentences.
Minnesota lawmakers have been on notice for 16 months: Fix what a federal judge called a “draconian” and “clearly broken” sex offender treatment program or risk seeing it thrown out entirely.
Here’s a look at what you need to know for this Sunday.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton today signed into law the budget bills passed overnight by a Special Session of the Legislature, avoiding a partial state government shutdown.
A shaky coalition of lawmakers that compiled a package of environmental and agricultural programs may not hold up in a coming special session, forcing Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders to seek enough support for a final piece of the state budget Thursday and pause their hopes for a Friday special session.
Minnesota lawmakers zeroed in Wednesday on a conclusion to their prolonged budget dispute, preparing for a special session by week’s end to pass remaining bills.
Legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton declared an end to their stalemate and set a hearing for Thursday on the final outstanding pieces of the state’s budget. Dayton and top lawmakers alerted all legislators to be back in St. Paul for a one-day session that the governor will likely order for Friday.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he hopes to call a special session as soon as possible. Dayton says his office is working out the final details with Republican leaders to agree on the spending bills that fund state government.
Minnesota lawmakers are primed to make a law change costing local governments $20 million in state sales taxes they were earlier told would be forgiven.
House Speaker Kurt Daudt, who was a guest on WCCO Sunday Morning, said he hopes there isn’t a shutdown over the language in the auditor bill the governor signed and then disagreed with.
With thousands of state jobs in limbo, top lawmakers called it a week — with no deal to finish their work in a special session. Legislators now have just 25 days to reach a deal or parts of the government start shutting down on July 1.
Because of State Capitol construction disruption, the State Office Building will be home to the bare-bones special session. Preparations are underway to squeeze the House and Senate inside two small hearing rooms. But those details are looming large.
Top state lawmakers say they are “very close” to an agreement to hold a special session in the next few days — but still no official word on when. Republicans and Democrats reached agreement Monday on an education spending bill that was causing the budget impasse. But there’s another issue that has the state auditor considering going to court.
Environmental groups are hoping to preserve a citizen oversight board at the state’s pollution control agency, but it may be too late. Gov. Mark Dayton and top lawmakers worked Tuesday to put the finishing touches on a deal for the state’s budget, including a retooled environment budget that Dayton previously vetoed.
Makeshift House and Senate chambers have been arranged for an impending special session. Now all state leaders need are final budget bills for lawmakers to vote on. House Speaker Kurt Daudt said Tuesday that a session this week is still a possibility as long as lingering issues with three budget bills and two other pieces of legislation can be addressed by Wednesday.
A special session that was expected to be difficult just got a whole lot messier. On Saturday, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the agriculture-and-environment bill, as well the jobs bill. That’s on top of the education bill he also vetoed earlier in the week.