Lawmakers Scrambling For Budget Deal Before Midnight DeadlineTime is running out for Minnesota lawmakers to reach a budget deal, and money for education is the main sticking point.
Pressure Rises As Minn. Minimum Wage Talks Resume Public bargaining is resuming over Minnesota's minimum wage. A House-Senate conference committee trying to forge a deal is scheduled to convene on Tuesday. The committee hasn't met since early in March after getting bogged down.
Minn. House Dems To Live Week On Minimum WageAs Minnesota's legislative session nears, one of the state's minimum-wage champions has issued a challenge. Five House colleagues accepted Golden Valley Democrat Rep. Ryan Winkler's invitation Tuesday to live for a week on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
Minimum Wage Hike Heads To Minn. House Floor Minnesota is moving towards its first minimum wage hike since 2005. The House Ways and Means Committee planned Monday to advance a bill that would bump the state's floor wage in three steps until it hits $9.50 per hour in 2015.
Representatives Comment On Voter ID PlanThe Minnesota House passed a proposed constitutional amendment to make voters show a photo ID at the polls. Here is a small sample of some of the things said by representatives during the nine-hour debate.

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