Republicans in the Minnesota Senate want to spend more money on education than the state’s Democratic governor does. Sen. Sean Nienow says the Republican proposal would total around $450 million in extra school funding over the next two years.
A Republican state senator faced with more than $900,000 in debt has filed for bankruptcy. Sen. Sean Nienow, of Cambridge, and his wife, Cynthia, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last month, according to court records. The Nienows will sell off their nonessential assets, putting the money toward about $931,000 in debts.
A trio of Republican state senators is pushing to bar law enforcers from using remotely piloted drones in Minnesota for evidence gathering except in rare circumstances.
The state Senate on Thursday confirmed five more members of Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet, but not without a brief fight from Republicans.
Minnesota lawmakers are joining a sudden move to block employers from asking applicants for their passwords to social networking sites. The Associated Press reported earlier this month that some public and private employers were seeking the passwords as a way to find out more information about their applicants.
A Senate health care panel takes a look Monday at a bill that would bar Minnesota from participating in the federal health care overhaul.