$1.5 Billion Public Works Bill Fails In SenateSenate Democrats' plan to borrow $1.5 billion for public construction projects has hit a snag.
Senate Approves Ban On Gun-Like Cell Phone CasesMinnesota lawmakers have taken the first step toward banning cellphone cases designed to look like handguns.
Minn. Senator's Name Would Grace Street, But It's IllegalA Democratic state senator's name would grace a rebuilt street under a public construction bill released Monday — an illegal honor that one Republican lawmaker says reeks of political favoritism.
Bill Requires Background Check Before Gun TransfersGun safety supporters rallied at a church outside the Minnesota State Capitol Tuesday. DFL State Senator Ron Latz is proposing a bill which requires criminal background checks for the 40 percent of gun transfers he says are currently exempted – including online and gun show sales.
Lawmakers Approve Iron Range Unemplyment Extension, Tax ReliefMinnesota legislators on Thursday paved the way for unemployment checks to go out to thousands of out-of-work Iron Range miners, abruptly wrapping up a long-awaited deal just after the Senate's top Democrat doubted whether the relief package would come together.
Minn. Senate Opens Hearings On 'Zero Tolerance' Teacher Assault Bill Minnesota Senate Committee opened hearings Thursday on a bill requiring school boards to expel students who assault teachers.
Minn. Senate Committee Taking Up 'Right To Die' BillA state Senate committee is taking up a bill that would allow for physician-assisted death in Minnesota. Sen. Chris Eaton introduced the bill last year, but said at the time she wanted to wait a year to gather public input.
Sen. Leroy Stumpf Announces He Won't Run For Re-electionA longtime Democratic state senator says he won't run for re-election, opening a prime seat for Republicans.
Minn. Senate's Assistant Majority Leader To RetireMinnesota Senate Assistant Majority Leader Katie Sieben says she won't seek another term. Sieben becomes the sixth DFLer in the chamber to announce plans to retire this year, joining Sens. James Metzen, Barb Goodwin, Roger Reinert, Kathy Sheran and Bev Scalze.
Reports To Show How Much Money Was Raised, Spent By Campaigning MN LawmakersLawmakers and political groups are setting the stage for the battle for control of the Legislature. Their quest for cash is shaping up, too.
At State Capitol, Lawmakers' Per Diem Expenses Add UpMembers of the Minnesota House and Senate racked up almost $2 million dollars in extra pay last year -- over and above their legislative salaries.
Control Of Minnesota House, Senate Up For Grabs In Upcoming ElectionThis fall, all 201 legislators in Minnesota are up for re-election. The fight for control of the state House and Senate will largely center on a handful of rural districts.