Minn. House Democrats To Disable Capitol ‘Mute’ Button Installed By GOPIt is no secret that the Minnesota lawmakers sometimes hold raucous legislative sessions. But there's something even many lawmakers didn't know. House GOP leaders installed a "mute button” to cut off their microphones if things got rowdy!
Next House Speaker Will Dump Master Mute ButtonAfter Democrats retook control of the House in the November elections, the incoming speaker, Melissa Hortman, said the button must go.
Republican Rep. Kurt Daudt Elected As House Minority LeaderMinnesota House Republicans have chosen Kurt Daudt as Minority Leader after a caucus meeting Friday morning.
Minnesota's Midterms Could Come Down To Single-Digit Races"The closes I remember was one vote," Kurt Daudt said. "If people think their vote won't matter, this is one of those elections where your vote does matter. You do need to get out and vote."
Republican Leaders Fuming After Gov. Dayton Vetoes Tax, Budget BillsDayton accused the bill of “misguided priorities that give tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy over the education of our children.”
Taxes, School Funding & Construction: Legislature's Work In Limbo Minnesota lawmakers wrapped up their work as midnight struck Sunday, but the session scorecard was still largely empty on Monday.
Lawmakers Finish Session In A Blur Of Bills, QuestionsGov. Mark Dayton threatened to veto major tax and spending bills as the passed the House Sunday night.
House Fails To Override Dayton's Veto On MNLARS FundingMany deputy registrars who had to use their own money to offset costs surrounding the MNLARS system.
Lawmakers, Dayton Still At Odds As Session Nears EndSunday is the last day lawmakers at the State Capitol can vote on bills this legislative session, and there is still no several big issues.
Tax Deal, Education Funding In Flux As Session Ticks AwayGov. Dayton and GOP leaders were searching for a compromise on a tax bill, and Dayton's push for additional school funding.
Dayton Vetoes Tax Bill While Visiting Elementary SchoolMinnesota Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the big tax bill of the year Thursday, setting the stage for a rocky end of the 2018 legislative session.