While Minneapolis cheered the announcement of a new Major League Soccer franchise, it’s not clear how the owners plan to pay for a new 18,500 seat stadium, and whether they’ll ask for the public’s help.
Minnesota’s top Republican leaders proposed Tuesday a budget that includes $2 billion in tax cuts.
Gov. Mark Dayton is continuing to double down on his efforts to dramatically expand funding for early childhood education.
After two years marked largely by disappointment, lawmakers and health care experts are warily eyeing Minnesota’s health insurance exchange as it nears its toughest test yet. The federal money MNsure has leaned heavily on will be gone by the end of the year, and it will have to keep afloat from the fees it pulls in from private plan signups.
A Minnesota bill that would limit public access to video footage from police body cameras cleared its first legislative hurdle Friday, advancing the debate over how to responsibly deploy devices that can provide a revealing look into law enforcement.
Gov. Mark Dayton still has some time to write his State of the State speech. The governor’s office on Friday announced he will deliver the annual address to the Legislature on the night of April 9. It comes just after lawmakers return from a spring recess.
During a visit to a Newport Elementary classroom Friday morning, Gov. Mark Dayton made his pitch for universal preschool for Minnesota 4-year-olds. The administration estimates the proposal would affect 47,300 students in its first year, eventually growing to roughly 57,000 in a few years.
Gov. Mark Dayton is asking lawmakers to hold off on making major changes to the state’s health insurance exchange this year.
Gov. Mark Dayton doesn’t use a state government email account. He uses his personal AOL account only for public, political and personal business. “It’s been simpler for 15 years to just be able to do it straightforward. I pay the cost and there’s no question about whether I’m using government property for personal or political purpose.
More than 57,000 Minnesota children have enrolled in all-day kindergarten in its first year.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has never used a state government email account provided to all state employees. He uses only one address — a personal account on AOL.com. In fact, it’s the same AOL account he set up 15 years ago.
The Minnesota Legislature is beginning its consideration of Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal for stronger requirements that farmers leave buffer strips along drainage ditches and other waters.
On the heels of Target’s announcement to cut thousands of workers over the next two years, Governor Mark Dayton met with Target’s top executive on Monday. Allina Psychologist Lauren Fogel said there are things employees can do when fearing a layoff.
Gov. Mark Dayton says majority House Republicans are getting a “free ride” when it comes to the state’s budget planning. Speaker Kurt Daudt says the House GOP will devote at least half of the state’s $1.8 billion surplus to tax relief while also boosting spending for education and nursing homes. Other Republicans have called to return the entire surplus to taxpayers.
Frustrated by a transportation plan stuck in neutral at the Capitol, Gov. Mark Dayton ramped up pressure Thursday on majority House Republicans to produce a viable alternative to his multi-billion dollar proposal for roadwork and mass-transit projects. Dayton joined Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk in questioning the GOP’s commitment to tackling the transportation-funding issue this year as the session nears its midpoint.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has spoken by phone with Target Corp.’ chief executive Brian Cornell ahead of an in-person meeting about big job cuts coming to the retailer’s Minneapolis headquarters.
If the falling out between Gov. Mark Dayton and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk was achingly public, their patching up was equally so.
Minnesota democrats are showing a united front in the push for a multi-billion dollar transportation project. Gov. Mark Dayton and top democrats want to raise the gas tax to pay for road and bridge improvements.
Republican control of the Minnesota House is helping abortion opponents make their case this year. A House health committee on Wednesday passed a bill to end state funding for abortions. Another bill passed would require licensure for abortion clinics.
Top Minnesota leaders declined Wednesday to shy from pension-fund investments in Israeli bonds despite persistent and passionate appeals from a group that argues the state is improperly taking sides in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.
Administrators and faculty at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities say they’ve reached an agreement over a proposed system revamp.
Downtown St. Paul’s new concert hall opens Sunday at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. A free community open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to launch “Rock the Ordway,” a three-week music celebration. Gov. Mark Dayton and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman are scheduled to attend the ribbon cutting.
Minnesota House Republicans are using news of a $1.87 billion budget surplus to douse Gov. Mark Dayton’s call for increased gasoline taxes for road work. House Speaker Kurt Daudt reacted Friday to the forecast by saying his caucus would push for tax cuts and to apply some of the money to transportation projects. Daudt says the surplus shows Minnesota government is collecting too much and should lower rates.
A bill that temporarily halts salary increases for Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet is being staged for final legislative votes as soon as Thursday.
Beneath a scathing audit of MNsure released last week are additional details that could bolster lawmakers’ case to give the Legislature greater power over the state’s health insurance exchange. The Office of the Legislative Auditor concluded that MNsure overpromised and under delivered in its first year.