Minnesota’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.
A 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.
There 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.
Republicans 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
The 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.
The Republican Majority Leader of the Minnesota House announced Monday he will be running for re-election against a fellow Republican.
Minnesota House Majority Leader Matt Dean is taking on a fellow Republican legislator as he seeks a fifth term at the Capitol.
After a Ramsey County judicial panel gave the green light for Clarence Opheim’s release into a neighborhood halfway house, state lawmakers’ phone lines lit up.
State lawmakers plan to hold a special meeting Monday to try to close a loophole in the sex offender notification law. Republican leaders are hoping to pass a bill allowing the public to be notified before Clarence Opheim is released from a state hospital in St. Peter sometime next week.
Minnesota’s House speaker endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney days ahead of the state’s political caucuses where the former Massachusetts governor is aiming to duplicate his 2008 win.
Minnesota lawmakers are picking up right where they left off from last year. The 2012 session so far has been filled with bad feelings and harsh rhetoric. And already, state lawmakers are taking a break.
For a solid decade, the countdown to the end of the Minnesota Vikings’ lease at the Metrodome has hung like a hammer over the political debate on whether citizens should help pay for a new stadium.
Two Minnesota legislative leaders are publicly backing Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann in her bid for president.
Gov. Mark Dayton continues to hold private meetings on the Minnesota Vikings’ push for a public subsidy to build a new football stadium, but a leading Republican lawmaker says he doesn’t support the Democratic governor’s call for a special session on the issue before the end of the year.
A best-selling author is reacting with amusement to a Minnesota GOP leader who called him “a pencil-necked little weasel.”
Gov. Mark Dayton and Majority House leader Matt Dean came to the WCCO Sunday Morning Show, just before the storm hit the Twin Cities.