Lawmaker Pay Battle Heads To Minnesota VotersMinnesota voters will weigh in on a critical state governance question on this year's ballot. They just may not know it yet.
Good Question: What Is A Typical Raise?Most of us will never see a raise of 25 percent in one year, but that's what happening for some Minnesota commissioners. Gov. Mark Dayton said he needs to give higher salaries to retain good leaders.
Dayton: 'I Can Live With' Cuts To Agency Budgets Over PayGov. Mark Dayton says he "can live with" a GOP move to modestly trim budgets of a few state agencies in response to raises he granted department commissioners.
You May Be Able To Pay For Your Parking Meter By PhoneParking at a meter in downtown Minneapolis can be tough -- remembering to plug it before it expires, finding an open meter and then tracking down its pay station. But soon, paying for that coveted parking spot may get easier.
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Reality Check: Lawmakers Getting Paid Over Spring Break?Minnesota lawmakers haven't had a pay hike since 1999. But they can boost their take-home pay with per diem -- up to $76 per day in the Minnesota House, and up to $86 a day in the Minnesota Senate.
Minnesota Minimum Wage Rise Nears Approval The bill ushering in one of the nation's highest minimum wages is hitting the Minnesota Senate floor and could reach Gov. Mark Dayton by week's end.
Esme's Blog: Government Shutdown PainToday I got an email from a furloughed federal employee from Lakeville, Minn., who, along with her co-workers, has not been able to collect unemployment because the state of Minnesota is demanding information from her employer, which she obviously can't get because the government is shut down.
Nearly 700 State Workers Earn More Than $100KThere was a lot of debate at the Capitol this year about pay raises for Minnesota lawmakers. But a WCCO investigation found soaring salaries are actually going to state employees who work as staff members.
Minn. House Backs Nursing Home Pay HikeThe Minnesota House has voted to give nursing home workers in the state a 5-percent pay increase. The pay hike is included in a broader, $6 billion a year budget for health and human services programs that the House passed Friday night by a party-line vote of 73-61. It's one of the biggest chunks of state spending and includes funding for services for the poor, elderly and disabled.
UnitedHealth CEO Compensation Up 4 Percent In 2012UnitedHealth Group Inc. kept CEO Stephen J. Hemsley's salary stable in 2012 but bumped up his total compensation for a year in which the nation's largest health insurer grew earnings and enrollment and launched a major acquisition.
House Court Funding Bill Ups Pay For Minn. JudgesA Minnesota House budget for the state court system includes salary increases for the state's judges and travel and lodging reimbursements for state Court of Appeals judges who live in greater Minnesota.