It Was Messy, But Gov. Tim Walz & Lawmakers Found A Way To Finish The 2019 Session The finish was messy and long negotiations behind closed doors stirred up indignation, but Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota legislative leaders found a way to work together for deals on taxes, spending and policy to finish the essential work of the 2019 session.
Minnesota Lawmakers Plan To Work On Budget Through Night, WeekendLawmakers are putting in extra hours this holiday weekend, sorting out the final details needed to solidify the states massive budget. The special session started this morning but it could drag out throughout the weekend. They're planning to work all night long, if necessary.
Tribes Emerge As Key Players In Debate Over Sports Betting
House Democratic Bill Hikes Corporate Taxes To Help SchoolsMinnesota House Democrats have unveiled a tax bill that includes $1.2 billion in higher taxes, mostly on corporate foreign profits, and they propose to spend about three-fourths of the new revenues on education.
Transportation Taxes, Spending Take Center Stage At CapitolDemocrats who control the Minnesota House have unveiled a transportation budget that expands on Gov. Tim Walz's spending and taxing proposals, while a Republican-controlled Senate committee, in a largely symbolic move, has voted down his transportation tax increases.
At Capitol, Divided Government Means Plenty Of Stalled BillsFrustration is festering at Minnesota's Capitol, where divided government has meant both parties being thwarted from advancing policies they'd love to enact.
Senate GOP Leaders Propose Smaller Budget Than Governor'sRepublicans who control the Minnesota Senate have unveiled a framework they say will balance the budget without raising taxes or making painful spending cuts, setting up what they concede will be difficult negotiations with Democrats to end the session.
Reality Check: Gov. Walz's Proposed Gas Tax Hike
House Democratic Budget Plan Includes College Tuition FreezeLeaders of the Minnesota House Democratic majority have unveiled a budget framework that's similar to Democratic Gov. Tim Walz's proposed budget but adds a tuition freeze for students at public colleges and universities.
Minnesota House GOP Proposes Crackdown On Child Care FraudMinnesota House Republicans have unveiled an extensive proposal to crack down on fraud in the state's Child Care Assistance Program and other public programs.
Minnesota Senate Beefs Up Internal Sexual Harassment RulesThe Minnesota Senate is now operating under stricter internal rules meant to combat sexual harassment against its members, staff and other people who have business at the Senate.
Hundreds Of Veterans Rally In Solidarity At CapitolMore than 500 Veterans from Albert Lea to Duluth packed the St. Paul Armory for a pre-rally lunch.
'This Legislation Works': Lawmakers To Vote On Hands-Free Cellphone BillThe Minnesota House will vote on whether to ban a very common practice: holding your cellphone and talking while you're driving.
Bill Pushes To Boost Funding For Minnesota Crop ProgramA University of Minnesota research program that aims to develop environmentally-friendly alternatives to corn and soybeans could get an extra $5 million a year funding boost under a new bill.
Bill Would Protect Identities Of Minnesota Jackpot WinnersFuture lottery jackpot winners in Minnesota could be shielded from unwanted attention under proposed legislation.