Check out this warm welcome Gabbie Giffords gets as she comes back to vote on the debt ceiling.
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are expected to vote Monday on a deal to raise the debt ceiling and cut the deficit.
Union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. decide Saturday whether to accept a contract that management calls its final offer or risk a lockout at the company’s five sugar beet processing plants.
Nurses at Sanford Bemidji hospital vote Thursday on whether to accept a contract offer or reject it and authorize a strike.
NFL owners overwhelmingly approved a tentative agreement Thursday that would end the lockout, provided that players re-establish their union and sign off on the proposal. But the players didn’t vote, leaving the country’s most popular sport in limbo for at least another day.
The trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system have approved a budget that raises tuition, cuts programs and eliminates positions.
Legislation that would require voters to present photo identification before casting a ballot has cleared the Minnesota Senate.
University of Minnesota law professor Dale Carpenter was inside the Capitol when the Senate gave the green light to the amendment, which he says proposes that “only a union of one man and woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota.”
The state Senate on Wednesday approved a statewide vote in 2012 on a gay marriage ban in the Minnesota Constitution, pushing forward what’s expected to be a contentious debate over the definition of legal unions.
Republicans newly in charge of the Legislature outlined plans Tuesday to put a gay marriage ban before Minnesota voters in 2012, plunking a charged issue into a session that has so far been dominated mainly by a projected $5 billion deficit.
Republican state lawmakers are vowing to put a gay marriage ban before Minnesota voters next year.
A contract covering 2,200 members of the Amalgamated Transit Union expired last July and the rank-and-file have twice rejected offers that included wage freezes and higher payments for health insurance.
The chief House sponsor of a bill to require a photo ID for voting in Minnesota said Monday she expects the Legislature to pass it soon — and that supporters are likely to bring the issue directly to voters if Gov. Mark Dayton vetoes it.
Nurses at Range Regional Health Services in Hibbing have voted to authorize their union to strike.
Wisconsin state troopers were dispatched Thursday to the doorsteps of some of the AWOL Democratic senators in hopes of finding at least one who would come back to allow a vote on a measure to curb the power of public-employee unions.