Speaker Hortman Says She'll Send Any Complaints Against Rep. John Thompson To Ethics CommitteeMinnesota Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman says she will refer any ethics complaints regarding embattled DFL Rep. John Thompson to the Ethics Committee after Republicans said earlier this week they are prepared to file them if Democrats don’t take action.
With 10 Days Left In Special Session, Legislators Still Have Plenty Of Work To DoThe Minnesota Legislature has 10 days to get all 15 budget bills done or the state government will shut down.
Walz, Legislators Seek Budget Breakthroughs As Minnesota Capitol ReopensGov. Tim Walz told reporters that he’s hoping they can get the work done during a special session that he will call for Monday, which could last several days.
GOP Makes Fresh Push To End Gov. Walz's Emergency PowersRepublican legislative leaders made a fresh push Wednesday for ending Democratic Gov. Tim Walz's reliance on emergency powers to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, while state health officials reported continued progress on vaccinations and other key measures.
State Troopers Moved Gov. Walz’s Son From Governor's Mansion During Local ‘Storm The Capitol’ ProtestIn the wake of last week's violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, tensions ran high Monday in Minnesota as Gov. Tim Walz and state House and Senate leaders met in a virtual forum.
As Walz Announces Loosened COVID Restrictions, GOP Argues They Should Go FurtherAs Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday changes to the current dial-back restrictions, some issued statements saying that the relaxation of some restrictions doesn't go far enough.
Minnesota Legislative Leaders Express Optimism For COVID Aid PlanThe top four leaders in the Minnesota Legislature expressed optimism Friday that lawmakers can agree on a new coronavirus relief package in time for a Dec. 14 special session, though negotiations on what should go into the aid package were continuing.
Special Session Ends With GOP Not Voting To End Gov. Walz's Emergency PowersRepublicans say they do agree with the governor that the situation is serious, but they still don't agree with his use of the powers.
Minnesota Lawmakers Point Fingers After Failure To Pass Bonding BillThe $1.9 billion bonding bill would have included funding for jobs and infrastructure costs around the state. That bill would've required a super-majority to pass.
State House Again Blocks Measure To Limit Walz's Ability To Declare Peacetime Emergency StateThe Minnesota House of Representatives once again rejected a measure that would have limited Gov. Tim Walz's ability to extend the peacetime state of emergency.
Communities Urge Minnesota Lawmakers To Pass Bonding Bill, COVID Relief Deal After Special Session FailsWhile the debate around a police reform proposal received a lot of attention, the legislature's failure to agree on other issues is having an impact on the bottom line of communities statewide.
'Where Is It?' Nurses, Lawmakers Voice Frustrations Over Continued Lack Of Personal Protective Equipment Minnesota lawmakers heard pleas from nurses on the front lines in the COVID-19 battle Tuesday.
'Much Was Accomplished': Session 2020 Ends Sans Bonding Bill, But Its Productivity Can't Be DeniedThe Minnesota's 2020 Legislative Session went out with a whimper late Sunday night.
Fight Continues Over Gov. Walz's $2B Bonding Bill, Deemed 'Out Of Touch' By GOP LeadersA battle is escalating over a massive spending and jobs bill at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Coronavirus In MN: Gov. Walz Says He Won't Give Up Emergency Powers In Exchange For Bonding BillMinnesota House Republicans are threatening to block a billion-dollar public works and jobs bill unless Democratic Gov. Tim Walz gives up his emergency COVID-19 powers.