The Senate passed its higher education budget on Wednesday, a $2.8 billion package that aims to hold down tuition and make public universities and colleges more accountable to the state.
The Minnesota Senate approved a major funding increase for the University of Minnesota and MnSCU systems on Wednesday.
Republican backers of requiring a photo ID to vote in Minnesota say they’ll try to take the issue to voters themselves next year after Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill with the requirement.
The state Senate’s Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct will review a complaint by several Democratic senators over a Republican colleague’s e-mail saying he wouldn’t meet with his election rival’s supporters.
A Republican state senator faces an ethics complaint after an e-mail said he wouldn’t meet with his election rival’s supporters.
A state senator from Hutchinson is refusing to meet with representatives from groups that supported his opponent in the last election.