Lawmakers in the Minnesota House have passed a bill that could cut the minimum wage for thousands of tipped workers. The bill allows restaurants to pay servers a lower minimum wage if they make $12 an hour or more with tips. The proposal passed 73-to-56 late Wednesday night.
At the State Capitol, the Minnesota House voted overwhelmingly to set up a statewide alert system aimed at catching suspected police killers.
Adrian Peterson has become the third-fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards rushing for his career. Peterson passed the mark for Minnesota in the fourth quarter Sunday against Chicago in his 101st career game.
Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America’s divided government to the limit.
A bill expanding the situations where citizens can use deadly force in their home is headed for a vote by the full Minnesota Senate.
The Minnesota Senate has passed a funding bill for state agencies and programs that would freeze state employee pay and reduce the size of the state workforce.
The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill that creates a new method of obtaining teacher licenses.