After backing off a proposed gas tax increase in the face of opposition from Gov. Mark Dayton, state Senate Democrats on Wednesday proposed an alternative in the form of a new sales tax on fuel sales at the wholesale level as a way to raise money for road and bridge projects.
The Minnesota Senate approved a major funding increase for the University of Minnesota and MnSCU systems on Wednesday.
The U.S. Senate will be taking up a gun control bill that calls for expanding background checks to online and gun show sales.
Minnesota state lawmakers waded back into details of the Vikings stadium project Tuesday, amid building concerns about the reliability of tax revenue from gambling to pay the state’s share.
The NFL has agreed to pay $42 million as part of a settlement with a group of retired players who challenged the league over using their names and images without their permission.
The Minnesota Senate opened controversial hearings on gun violence at the Capitol Thursday, focusing on much tougher background checks.
The Minnesota State Patrol said ex-Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb was over the legal limit on the night he crashed his car.
Forget the presidential race, the campaigns for Congress or the legislature. The price tag of the marriage amendment campaign topped them all.
Former Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch is striking back at top Republicans over her 2011 resignation after an affair with a staff member, accusing them of pledging to give her time to talk to her family and then promptly leaking word of the affair to media.
Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says he won’t seek a rematch with Sen. Al Franken in 2014. Coleman tweeted word of his decision Wednesday, after it was first reported in the National Journal.
Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America’s divided government to the limit.
Taxpayers are picking up another large bill for legal fees in the Minnesota Senate.
She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.
The Republican leaders in the Minnesota Legislature believed putting the Voter ID and Marriage Amendments on the ballot would increase voter turnout, help Republican candidates statewide, and boost their majorities in both houses of the legislature.
Democrats who won legislative majorities in Tuesday’s election are picking their top leaders.