Legislators Prepare For Showdown Over TaxesThe stage is set for a tax showdown at the state Capitol. Republicans in the Minnesota House passed a sweeping $2 billion tax relief plan on Wednesday that they say is sharply focused on middle class taxpayers.
House GOP Finalizes Bid In Education Funding DebateAt a rally outside the capitol Saturday, activists say with a $2 billion surplus, now is the time to invest in education. Republicans want to use the surplus to lower taxes.
Thissen: DFL Would Supply Votes For Mega-Transportation PlanThe top Minnesota House Democrat says it will take a long-term transportation funding plan with new revenue to win support from his side of the political aisle. Rep. Paul Thissen told reporters Friday that an initial proposal majority House Republicans have put on the table is "not adequate" for addressing the state's road, bridge and mass transit needs.
Minimum Wage Hike Advocates Rally At Minn. CapitolA political coalition pushing for a minimum wage increase in Minnesota is rallying in the Capitol rotunda as the new legislative session gets underway. House Speaker Paul Thissen and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk are scheduled to speak at the Tuesday event sponsored by the Raise the Wage Coalition.