Some Minnesota state employees stuck under a salary cap for 15 years may finally be in line for raises. Many of the state’s top jobs have been subject to a cap based on the governor’s pay. Many could get raises after the Legislature’s vote this year to increase salaries for the governor and agency commissioners for the first time since 1998.
Though the shutdown is now over, anger towards national politicians hasn’t subsided. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll conducted last week showed 60 percent of Americans would be willing to fire every member of Congress and start over.
The usually bustling District of Columbia will be uniquely affected Wednesday by the first government shutdown in 17 years, with thousands of federal employees who make up the backbone of the metro area’s workforce ordered not to report to work.
Al Quie is Minnesota’s longest-living former governor, having just turned 90 years old on Wednesday. Quie remains keenly involved in the debate on issues of the day, such as the Affordable Care Act.
A congressional approval poll out just last week says only ten percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. Many Americans say they’re frustrated with the partisan divide and gridlock in Washington. That was one of the topics discussed at a conference in Minneapolis today by Women Winning – a group dedicated to electing women candidates. Hundreds gathered to hear Senator Amy Klobuchar and former Republican Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine.
With just days until automatic budget cuts will start slashing 13 percent from federal defense budgets and 9 percent from the rest of the federal government, many viewers are asking if politicians will feel the pain.
Understanding each other’s perspectives and looking for commonality when there are differences is what conflict resolution is all about.
Fresh off the national stage of a failed presidential bid, Republican Michele Bachmann said Tuesday that she will seek re-election to her Minnesota congressional seat, even though her home is being thrown into a district currently represented by a Democrat.
Republican lawmakers negotiating a health and welfare spending package made a key budget concession Thursday to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, deciding not to count on big savings from a state health care revamp that would need federal approval.
With less than two weeks left before the end of the session at the Minnesota Capitol, the budget is still up in the air. On Wednesday, a small group of people with disabilities came to protest the fact that state senators have been talking about a gay marriage ban instead of dollars and cents.
A proposed new Vikings stadium north of St. Paul is getting a muted reaction from lawmakers whose approval will be needed to pass a stadium bill.
State lawmakers clashed Tuesday over a GOP plan to redraw the lines of the state’s legislative districts, with Democrats quick to note that members of their party face greater political consequences than Republicans under the first proposal released to set Minnesota’s political map for the next decade.
A political cartoon exhibit tracing the career of the late Hubert Humphrey opens Tuesday in downtown Minneapolis.
More Minnesota leaders could be in line for special security protection under a bipartisan bill coming up on its first legislative hearing.
And Newspapers and others call for him to step down.