Legislators Prepare For Showdown Over TaxesThe stage is set for a tax showdown at the state Capitol. Republicans in the Minnesota House passed a sweeping $2 billion tax relief plan on Wednesday that they say is sharply focused on middle class taxpayers.
House Backs Higher Fine For Texting-While-Driving OffensesSerial offenders of Minnesota's prohibition on texting while driving could soon face steeper fines.
Bill Would Allow Liquor Sales Before 10 A.M. SundaysA House committee on Wednesday is revisiting a century-old law forbidding the sale of liquor before 10 a.m. on Sundays.
Minnesota Zoo Seeks Emergency Funding From GovernmentThe Minnesota Zoo is asking the legislature for help with a million dollar budget deficit. Zoo officials said they may otherwise be facing some difficult decisions to make it up, including the possibility of closing some exhibits.
New Hands At Wheel As Minnesota Legislature Returns For DutyMinnesota lawmakers are returning to action in a session where they'll have to navigate a new political dynamic and widespread Capitol construction. The five-month session starts at noon Tuesday. It's when Republicans formally regain House control.
LEGISLATURE '15: Budget, Bridges, Booze And MoreThe strike of a gavel Tuesday will start Minnesota's Legislative session, a marathon of bills, amendments, debate and disagreements that will run into the spring. Here's a taste of what may be brewing at the Capitol this year.
State Capitol Renovation May Mean Changes For 2015 LegislatureJust a month before the 2015 Minnesota Legislature begins, the Capitol is in chaos. But it's not because of politics. The 109-year-old State Capitol building is in the middle of a massive renovation that will mean limited public access during the session.