Mpls. Man Accused Of Breaking Into State CapitolA Minneapolis man is facing several charges after he broke into the Minnesota State Capitol Tuesday night, according to Ramsey County officials.
Gov. Dayton Surprised By $32 Million Tobacco Tax BreakMinnesota's largest anti-smoking advocacy groups denounced a tobacco tax break Tuesday, which passed on the last day of the 2016 legislative session. Those groups are now pressuring Gov. Mark Dayton to veto the entire tax bill.
Dayton: Lawmakers Inability To Pass Public Works Bill A 'Tragedy'Gov. Mark Dayton is calling it a tragedy that state lawmakers have adjourned without approving a package of public works and transportation projects.
Abrupt End To Messy 2016 Legislative SessionThe 2016 legislative session ended in a chaotic mess. A pile of work remains unfinished and last-minute attempts to pay for transportation projects and use the budget surplus went nowhere.
Lawmakers Have Plenty Left To Do In Final Hours Of 2016 SessionMinnesota lawmakers are returning to St. Paul with a full plate of work and less than two days to go. Legislative leaders agreed Friday to put $275 million toward a tax relief package.
No Movement Made With 3 Days Left In Legislative SessionWith just three days before the end of the 2016 legislative session there has still been no action on the major bills of the year.
Call For Pay Hike To Address Caregiver ShortageA State House Committee took a big step Tuesday to raise the pay for thousands of Minnesota caregivers.
Alimony Reform Bill Passes House Committee A Minnesota House Committee approved Tuesday a bill that could dramatically change the way some divorced spouses pay alimony.
Dayton: Will Keep Seeking Money For Early EducationGov. Mark Dayton is putting lawmakers on notice: They'll have to pony up more for early education programs to unlock money for their priorities. Republican legislators have big plans for tax relief heading into the 2016 legislative session. But Dayton said Tuesday he won't sign a tax bill if the Legislature doesn't put up an "equitable" amount for early education.
Office Space Disputes Threaten Capitol RenovationMinnesota lawmakers are caught in a dust-up over office space at the State Capitol, and it's threatening to delay the massive Capitol restoration now underway. The three-year, $272 million project is on time and on budget. But the tenants in the new building -- including the governor, the Senate, the House and the attorney general -- cannot come to agreement over how much space they will control.
Reality Check: The ‘No Session 2016’ MovementAn interesting new idea from some Minnesota lawmakers this year: Cancel next year's legislative session. The "No Session 2016" movement began the first hour of the first day of the 2015 legislature, when top leaders revealed that they're talking about it.