Minnesota senators are moving to pay for renovations of the state Capitol using tax dollars rather than through state borrowing for public construction projects.
Minnesota Senate leaders on Tuesday proposed a plan to raise more than $1.8 billion through tax increases on income, business property and tobacco, setting up an uncomfortable vote for some of their fellow Democrats from swing districts.
In a nod to second chances, the Minnesota Senate has approved a bill that would bar employers from asking about a person’s criminal history on job applications.
Minnesota’s House and Senate are busy passing a series of bills funding state agencies as lawmakers set the stage for end-of-session budget talks.
After backing off a proposed gas tax increase in the face of opposition from Gov. Mark Dayton, state Senate Democrats on Wednesday proposed an alternative in the form of a new sales tax on fuel sales at the wholesale level as a way to raise money for road and bridge projects.
Senate Democrats are looking to help Minnesota’s youngest students with their budget choices on education.
The debate over the size and reach of Minnesota’s sales tax swept back into the state Capitol on Thursday with a Senate proposal to make everything from car repairs to dating services taxable.
The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill to rename a portion of State Highway 23 after slain Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker.
A top Minnesota Senate Democrat is out with his plan to chop property taxes by $150 million by having the state assume some school costs now picked up on the local level.
Spring break starts today for Minnesota’s House and Senate. The state Legislature typically takes the week off leading up to Easter Sunday.
The Minnesota Senate has approved a bill to create the state’s health insurance exchange.
The Minnesota Senate will debate its bill to get the state’s health insurance exchange up and running.
With supporters calling it a “historic” day, Minnesota lawmakers unveiled a bill to legalize gay marriage.
A group of Republican lawmakers are calling for the defeat of a bill to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Senate opened controversial hearings on gun violence at the Capitol Thursday, focusing on much tougher background checks.