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.
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.
Today 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.
There 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.
The 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 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.
A 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.
The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill funding state courts and corrections including a pay increase for judges.
Minnesota lawmakers would get their first pay boosts since the late 1990s under a budget proposal rolled out Tuesday in the Senate that also includes salary increases for the governor and top agency leaders.
A tussle over pay cuts for Senate Republican staff members has caused an early rift in a legislative session where harmony was the goal.
New numbers from the Minnesota legislature show state lawmakers paid themselves more than a $1 million last year in per diem payments — out of the public eye.
The Minnesota State Fair might be over, but the state is still fighting to collect a specific parking tax.
Every four years, like magic, we get an extra day — 366 days, for the price of 365. But is that bonus year really a bonus? Do people on salary work an extra day for free?
The American Legion and other service organizations are looking for funding alternatives after learning the state will no longer pay for honor guards at veterans’ funerals.
Another step backwards for Minnesota lawmakers trying to negotiate a budget deal to end the government shutdown, now in it’s sixth day.