House Republicans Call For Tax Relief With Budget SurplusThere's a tug-of-war at the Capitol over what to do with Minnesota's $1.5 billion budget surplus.
Republicans Trying To Weed Out Waste In Public Program FundingRepublicans are reviving an effort to weed out waste from Minnesota's subsidized health care programs. It's not a new issue. House Republicans put forth a plan last year to cut out millions of dollars in spending by cutting individuals who shouldn't have qualified for programs like Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare.
Dayton, GOP Clash Over Driver's License Upgrade TimelineGov. Mark Dayton and House Republicans are clashing over how quickly to handle a dispute with the federal government over driver's licenses, complicating a key issue in a possible special session and potentially sowing further doubt about state residents' ability to board domestic flights.
GOP Led Push For Pricier Furnishings In Remodeled CapitolIn restoring Minnesota's Capitol to its old glory, renovators planned to spend $4.5 million on furniture and decorative finishing touches on the inside. That was until House Republicans quietly pushed to bump up the furnishings allocation by $2 million, or 45 percent.
House Speaker Daudt Hopes For Quick Deal On EducationHouse Republicans think they can quickly reach a special session deal with Gov. Mark Dayton on public school funding.
Brewing Budget Deal Spares Health Program, Defers Tax CutsMinnesota's legislative leaders have promised they're making progress on a budget deal. Now they have something to show for it.
Budget Negotiations At A Standstill On Taxes, TransportationMinnesota budget negotiations entered a holding pattern Tuesday, with each side urging the other to take the first step to bridge an enormous divide over tax cuts and transportation funding that has narrowed little through days of private meetings.
Minn. Senate Tax Plan Far Slimmer Than Cuts Pursued By HouseMinnesota's Democratic majority senators are bidding far lower than in-charge House Republicans when it comes to tax cuts.
GOP Takes On Government, Campaign Finance Rules In BudgetHouse Republicans are staking out their boldest budget stance yet. The House was set to take up a bill funding state government Friday with a final vote expected hours later.
House Republicans Unveil Tax Relief PlanRepublicans in the state House unveiled a sweeping tax relief package Monday they hope will mean lower taxes for more than 2 million Minnesotans.
How Will Lawmakers Spend The $1 Billion Surplus?Minnesota lawmakers kicked off the new session Thursday with a sweeping package of unusual legislative priorities.
GOP Majority Leader Calls For Unity In Minn. HouseMembers of the newly-elected Minnesota House took the oath of office in a major construction zone Tuesday. The Capitol is shrouded in scaffolding. Lawmakers and their families navigated closed-off hallways and long elevator lines to open the session. The new Republican majority selected Rep. Kurt Daudt as the powerful house speaker.
Minn. Democrat Seeks To Ally 6 GOP House MembersThe top Democrat in the Minnesota House is calling for six House Republicans to cross party lines to support Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal for new income taxes and end a 12-day-old government shutdown.