Special Session Talks Hit StalemateGov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders say special session negotiations have taken a step backward.
Talking Points: What Dayton Wants Before Calling A Special SessionThe governor said he won’t call a special session unless he gets more funding for higher education and the Southwest Light Rail project.
Construction Leaders Urge Dayton Not To Rush Into Special SessionA coalition of transportation companies and workers are asking Gov. Mark Dayton to hold off on calling a special session.
Republicans Press Dayton For Special SessionPolice and people who've lost loved ones on Highway 12 gathered at the Capitol Wednesday to continue their push for safety upgrades on one of Minnesota's most dangerous roads.
Daudt Confident Transportation Deal Will HappenRepublican House Speaker Kurt Daudt says legislative leaders are still searching for a compromise on how to fund hundreds of millions of dollars in annual transportation fixes.
House Passes $260 Million Tax Cut PackageThe state House has overwhelmingly passed a $260 million package of tax cuts and credits.
Lawmakers Looking For Deals On Transportation, Public WorksState lawmakers have made headway in St. Paul on tax relief and spending packages but still have much to do as a looming midnight Sunday deadline approaches.
Republicans Release Details On $800M In Construction ProjectsMinnesota Republicans are releasing details of their proposal for spending on public construction projects.
Body Camera Legislation Back On The MoveAfter hitting a snag due to disagreement over privacy concerns, body camera legislation is back on the move at the Minnesota Legislature.
Not Much Hope As Lawmakers Begin Private Bargaining With just two weeks remaining to sort out broad deals on tax relief, transportation funding and other spending plans, Minnesota's Legislature is locked in a stare down.
Bill Allows Pedicabs To Have MotorsPedicab drivers may soon get some help biking up those Minnesota hills.
House GOP Again Eyeing Commissioner CutsHouse Republicans are reviving some controversial measures to trim the costs of state government.
House GOP: Schools, Rural Areas Need Broadband MostHouse Republicans say funding Wi-Fi hotspots for students and leveraging federal grants for broadband Internet development are the best ways to reach underserved communities in Minnesota, but Democrats argue the plan doesn't go far enough.
Lawmakers Headed On Collision Course Over SurplusRepublicans and Democrats at the Minnesota Legislature are on a collision course as they work out how to spend a $900 million budget surplus.
The Push For Funding For More School CounselorsLawmakers are trying to get money for more counselors and support staff — but it's going to take some serious political will to make any headway this year while more pressing legislative issues loom large.