State Rep. Matt Dean Leads Republican Gubernatorial Straw PollAn early sign from Minnesota Republicans as to who they may back in next year's race for governor.
9 Of 10 Gov. Candidates Say They'll Release Tax ReturnsRepublican Sen. Dave Osmek is the only one who says he won't make the voluntary disclosure.
GOP Rep. Matt Dean Announces Gubernatorial RunRepublican state Rep. Matt Dean announced Thursday that he's running for governor in 2018.
Chair Of House Health Care Committee Enters Race For GovernorRepublican state Rep. Matt Dean is entering the race for governor in 2018. The seven-term lawmaker from Dellwood announced his bid Thursday.
Republicans Trying To Weed Out Waste In Public Program FundingRepublicans are reviving an effort to weed out waste from Minnesota's subsidized health care programs. It's not a new issue. House Republicans put forth a plan last year to cut out millions of dollars in spending by cutting individuals who shouldn't have qualified for programs like Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare.
Minnesota May Boost Cash Grants For Low-Income FamiliesMinnesota's cash grant for low-income families could increase for the first time in nearly 30 years. A family of three receives about $532 per month. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and some lawmakers in both parties want to increase the grants by $100 to help the nearly 33,000 families in the program deal with rising housing and transportation costs.
Bill Would Scrap MNsure, Move Minnesota To Federal ExchangeA Republican lawmaker has unveiled a plan to abandon MNsure in favor of the federal health insurance exchange. Rep. Matt Dean's bill that would make Minnesota the 38th state to use the federal HealthCare.gov website. His proposal was to be introduced Tuesday, and if successful Minnesota would make the shift for 2017 enrollments.
Daudt, Dean Angle For Top Job In HouseThere will be competition among Republicans for who leads the party's new House majority. Minority Leader Kurt Daudt of Crown and former Majority Leader Matt Dean of Dellwood both say they're running to be House speaker when the Legislature returns to action. They are asking for support from the 72-member caucus, which meets Friday to pick its leadership.
Line Forming Among GOP For Bachmann SeatRepublicans expect a long line of potential candidates from their party to replace Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. State Rep. Matt Dean, a former House majority leader, told The Associated Press that he's inclined to run and would announce his formal intentions soon
Drama Continues At Capitol Over Vikings Stadium BillThe rocky road towards a Vikings stadium deal took another unexpected turn on Tuesday with a new plan from Republicans and strong rhetoric from Governor Mark Dayton.
Redistricting, Political Environment Force Turnovers The Republican Majority Leader of the Minnesota House announced Monday he will be running for re-election against a fellow Republican.
Minn. House Leader To Face Fellow RepublicanMinnesota House Majority Leader Matt Dean is taking on a fellow Republican legislator as he seeks a fifth term at the Capitol.