What Does $650 Million In Tax Cuts Mean For you?The cuts affect child care, school loan re-payment and small business owners, especially farmers.
Vegetative Buffers One Of Many Issues Stalling Budget TalksOne of the issues threatening to derail any budget deal is a fight over vegetative buffers.
Republicans, Dayton At Odds On Budget With 2 Weeks To GoRepublicans who control the Minnesota Legislature prepared Tuesday to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton over the budget.
Republicans Have Faster Plan To Fix IDs For Domestic FlightsMinnesota Republicans are countering confusion about how to meet stronger federal standards for boarding airplanes with a faster plan. It's still unclear when the federal government will require new IDs for domestic flights but state officials say it could come later this year.
Dayton Seeks Special Session (Again) For SteelworkersGov. Mark Dayton is again pressing Republican leaders to agree to a special session to offer help to unemployed steelworkers. Dayton also cites the need to "address the serious disparities affecting Minnesotans of color" in his letter Tuesday to House Speaker Kurt Daudt.
DFL Chairman Blasts Daudt For Spending $2M On Capitol FurnitureThe DFL Chairman Ken Martin released a statement Thursday blasting Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt for his proposed cost of new Capitol furniture.
Federal Judge, State Leaders To Meet On Sex Offender Program FixIn June, Federal Judge Donovan Frank ruled that the state program which houses more than 700 civilly committed sex offenders is unconstitutional. Judge Frank has asked top elected officials, including Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt, to attend a conference next Monday to come up with a fix to that program.
MN Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into Planned ParenthoodA group of Minnesota lawmakers has called on Gov. Mark Dayton to investigate claims that Planned Parenthood is selling human fetal tissue in violation of federal law, claims that the birth control organization dismisses as false.
Special Session Plans On Hold As Leaders Work To Reach PactNegotiations over a deal to enable a special legislative session are at a standstill. Minnesota House Republicans and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton remain at odds over a couple of bills and a new law altering the authority of the state auditor.
Layoffs Loom For Thousands Of State Workers As Budget Talks StallThousands of state workers will get layoff notices on Monday. It comes after another day of budget talks between Governor Mark Dayton and Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt.
Daudt Visits Preschool To Highlight GOP Education PlanMinnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt visited a private St. Paul learning center for preschoolers Thursday, highlighting the centerpiece of the GOP education plan: Early learning scholarships. New Horizon Academy is settled in a working class St. Paul neighborhood where many families struggle.