As Unemployment Drops In Minnesota, Communities Of Color Not Seeing The GainsThe latest numbers put the unemployment rate in Minnesota at 3.5 percent. But for African-Americans in Minnesota, it's 14-percent -- that's compared to 8.8 percent nationally.
Special Session Deal Falls Through Yet AgainIs the wait to decide on a special session over? Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders are meeting for another round of negotiations. They're nearing the self-imposed deadline for an early February emergency session.
Dayton Revives Gas Tax Increase For Transportation PlanGov. Mark Dayton says a gas tax increase to fund road and bridge repairs should still be on the table. He declared that proposal dead late last year. But Dayton clarified Friday that was his political assessment, not his preference.
Gov., Legislative Leaders Talk Special Session, To No AvailIt's time for a special session status check. Gov. Mark Dayton was set to meet with legislative leaders Thursday morning to discuss his hopes for an emergency session before the Legislature's scheduled March 8 return.
MLK Day In The Twin Cities Focuses On Informing YouthSeveral events honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.
Dayton: $1.4B Bonding Bill Would Add Nearly 40K JobsGov. Mark Dayton is asking lawmakers to borrow $1.4 billion to tackle a massive to-do list of public construction projects. The Democratic governor released his proposed bonding bill on Friday.
Dayton Seeks $220M In Water Quality UpgradesGov. Mark Dayton still has water quality on his mind.
Dayton, GOP Make Progress On REAL ID; Deadline Pushed Back 2 YearsNo decision has been reached on a possible special session for Minnesota state lawmakers. Gov. Mark Dayton held a meeting with Republican leaders Friday morning. House Speaker Kurt Daudt spoke afterward and says he felt it was a very productive meeting.
With Dayton And Daudt Frustrated, Hopes Of A Special Session Fade Hopes for a quick special session faded Wednesday when Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt accused one another of acting in bad faith to solve the state's driver's license dilemma and assist sidelined steelworkers.
Dayton, GOP Clash Over Driver's License Upgrade TimelineGov. Mark Dayton and House Republicans are clashing over how quickly to handle a dispute with the federal government over driver's licenses, complicating a key issue in a possible special session and potentially sowing further doubt about state residents' ability to board domestic flights.
Dayton Says Legislature Needs To Act Soon On ID UpgradesGov. Mark Dayton and House Republicans are clashing over how quickly to handle a dispute with the federal government over driver's licenses that could spell trouble for air travelers.
New & Old Hurdles On Lawmakers' 2016 AgendaA to-do list with items new and old will confront Minnesota's politicians in 2016, from spending down a hefty new budget surplus to facing voters in November.