Group Works To Keep Disability Lawsuits From Bankrupting Small BusinessesAction is being taken to stop an attorney suing small businesses around Minnesota. The suits claim discrimination against people with disabilities, But experts close to the cases claim the attorney seeks a payday through a settlement.
Reality Check: Lobbyist Spending In Minnesota Minnesota lobbyists spent $70 million last year to influence state decision makers, according to a new report from the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. And so far in 2015, that trend is not slowing down.
Obama Wants More Workers Eligible For Overtime PayAn estimated 90,000 Minnesota workers, and about six million across the country, could soon be able to get overtime pay under a new proposal by President Obama. Right now, salaried workers making less than $23,660 get overtime pay under federal law.
After Minimum Wage Boost, Some DFLers Turn To Paid LeaveSome Minnesota Democrats want to build on a successful push to raise the minimum wage by establishing a statewide paid family leave program. Giving workers up to six weeks off for a birth, adoption or to take care of a sick relative will improve morale, boost productivity and ultimately save employers money, advocates say.
Business Lobby Targets Auto-Hikes To Minimum WageMinnesota's leading business group wants state lawmakers to scrap the new minimum wage law that allows for inflationary increases after the hourly rate reaches $9.50 in 2016.
Head Of Minnesota Chamber Of Commerce DiesThe longtime president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce has died. David Olson died Wednesday night after struggling with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Chamber of Commerce staff confirmed his death.
Minimum Wage Debate Ramps Up Before 2014 SessionPresident Barack Obama shed a national spotlight on Minnesota Tuesday night when he praised a Minneapolis business owner during his State of the Union speech.
Group Spends $2M Lobbying For Gay Marriage The group that pushed Minnesota lawmakers to legalize gay marriage disclosed Wednesday it invested more than $2 million in the successful lobbying effort.
Minn. Business Groups Launch Anti-Tax Ad Campaign A coalition of Minnesota business groups on Wednesday launched statewide campaign-style advertising that's critical of tax increase proposals from Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative Democrats.
Judge Allows Challenge To Wild Rice ProtectionsA judge is allowing a lawsuit to go forward that challenges Minnesota's water quality standards for protecting wild rice.
Dayton Pushes Taxes To Skeptical Business CrowdGov. Mark Dayton is heading before a skeptical audience of business leaders, some of whom tried to keep the Minnesota Democrat from office.
Pawlenty Rejects Chamber Request