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Gov. Tim Walz Calls Paid Leave 'Top Priority' Of 2022 Session As State Is Projected To See Record SurplusOn Wednesday during a roundtable at her store, Vinaigrette, in Minneapolis, she shared her small business struggle to provide good benefits to her employees to Gov. Tim Walz, who is angling to use some of the record-breaking $7.7 billion projected state budget surplus to support passing paid family and medical leave—an expansion of social policy that would make Minnesota one of just a few states to take that step
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter Set To Tackle Ambitious Social Agenda In Second TermAs he prepares to enter his second term, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter sat down with WCCO’s Esme Murphy to talk about his ambitious social agenda, as well the issue on everyone's mind: rising crime.
Minnesota Expects Record $7.7 Billion Budget SurplusMinnesota officials are releasing an updated budget forecast on Tuesday showing further improvements to set the stage for the 2022 legislative session, to the tune of a $7.746 billion surplus.
Brooklyn Center Passes New Policing Plan For 2022The 2022 budget will leave open three police officer vacancies, along with some other funding from other places, to pay for the public safety initiative named after Daunte Wright.
'He Has Done His Service': Community Leaders React To Minneapolis Police Chief Arradondo's Retirement“He took us through the toughest of times and was an anchor in the storm for the psyche of the city,” said former Minneapolis City Council Member Don Samuels.
Rep. Ilhan Omar 'Very Confident' Pelosi Will Take Action Against Lauren Boebert After Anti-Muslim RemarksRep. Ilhan Omar said Sunday she is "very confident" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will take "decisive action" against Rep. Lauren Boebert over the Colorado Republican's anti-Muslim remarks.
Long-Term Care In MN: Gov. Deploying 1,000 Additional Certified Nursing Assistants By End Of JanuaryMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz says at least 1,000 certified nursing assistants will be deployed to long-term care facilities by the end of January to address staffing shortages.
Trump-Tied Group Pushes Ballot Measure To Alter Voting Laws In WisconsinThe effort represents a new escalation in the ongoing Republican campaign to alter voting laws in response to Trump’s false claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election.
Group Tied To Fmr. President Trump Pushing For Wisconsin Voting ChangesA group formed to support former President Donald Trump's agenda is working with Wisconsin Republicans on a ballot measure that would bypass the state's Democratic governor to change how elections are run in the battleground state.