A few final debates echoed through the state Capitol Monday, as lawmakers haggled over tax increases and union organizing in a session that’s already seen a big spike in spending on schools and a landmark law legalizing gay marriage.
The final pieces of Minnesota’s next two-year, $38 billion budget were falling into place Sunday as state lawmakers clocked long hours and held a succession of late-night debates at the Capitol.
The Capitol hallways echoed Thursday night with thunderous chants. And by Friday, WCCO viewers are asking a lot of questions after the House voted to legalize same sex marriage. A common question: What’s next? The same sex marriage bill now heads to the Minnesota Senate, where it is expected to pass. The governor says he will sign It, and as early as Tuesday.
The Minnesota House has scheduled a vote for Thursday on the bill that would legalize same sex marriage.
The Minnesota Legislature won’t be voting on tougher gun laws after all.
Minnesota Senate Democrats passed a sweeping tax hike bill on Monday that includes a sales tax on clothing.
Minnesota House Democrats this week voted to raise the excise tax on beer, claiming it will raise the price only 7 cents a bottle.
The Minnesota House plunged Wednesday into a debate over a bill that would raise state taxes by $2.6 billion in part by enacting the state’s first alcohol tax increase in about 25 years.
Minnesota lawmakers are settling in for a debate that’s expected to go all night long. It’s the $11 billion measure that pays for Health and Human Services programs, including hospitals and nursing homes.
Minnesota brewers and liquor lobbyists say a proposal to boost the state’s alcohol taxes could tack $2 onto the cost of a 12-pack.
The Minnesota Senate approved a major funding increase for the University of Minnesota and MnSCU systems on Wednesday.
Governor Dayton’s call to arms comes after a business group started running television ads that his claims contains “smears” and “lies.”
The Minnesota State Lottery is looking beyond simple scratch off tickets to help fund a Vikings stadium.
Take a close look at your homeowner and auto insurance policies — the cost may be going up. Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill to add a $5 surcharge on every policy in the state.
The mayor of Minneapolis and a man injured in the September mass shooting in town are calling on Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen to help pass a bill requiring background checks on all gun sales.
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