Minnesota House and Senate Democrats are laying down a few markers on the upcoming budget debate: Any deal must include spending cuts, a redesigned tax system that draws more from the state’s wealthiest and an on-time, no government shutdown guarantee.
New numbers from the Minnesota legislature show state lawmakers paid themselves more than a $1 million last year in per diem payments — out of the public eye.
A quarter of the Minnesota Legislature has submitted economic disclosure statements that offer the public few or no details about the source of their outside income.
Former state lawmaker and longtime Republican activist Allen Quist says wants to return to the Minnesota Legislature.
Days after the tragedy of the elementary school shootings in Connecticut, the Governor of Minnesota says there’s not much the state can do to regulate weapons.
hile there’s a lot on the agenda when Minnesota lawmakers return to St. Paul next month, the Capitol’s leaders gave no strong indication Monday that bipartisanship will be the new standard.
Republican lawmakers who refused to help Gov. Mark Dayton develop Minnesota’s online health insurance marketplace while they hoped for a changing of the guard in Washington will now be on the sidelines while Democrats move ahead.
A group working to put Democrats in control of the Minnesota Legislature is launching a TV ad attacking Republican legislative majorities for the 2011 state government shutdown and property tax increases.
The Minnesota House has approved a $167.5 million flood package designed to rebuild washed-out roads, repair flooded businesses and damaged houses and restore damaged parks after severe floods.
Primary voters in 40 legislative districts are picking candidates for a major legislative election in November.
Democrats seeking control of the Minnesota Legislature have a financial edge over Republicans who currently hold power.
Lawyers for the Minnesota Legislature argue that lawmakers deserve wide latitude to design constitutional ballot questions as they fight an attempt to scuttle a photo ID measure awaiting voters in November, according to new court papers.
Complacency may be the biggest election year challenge for Amy Klobuchar, one of the most popular incumbents in the U.S. Senate, as she runs for a second term representing Minnesota.
The fight for control of the Minnesota Legislature has a new urgency for Democrats gathering in Rochester for their state convention this weekend.
A second attempt by Minnesota Republicans to craft a tax-cut bill has met the same fate as the first.