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.
Coronavirus In MN: House GOP Leader Stymies Bonding Bill To Get Gov. Walz To Give Up Emergency PowersA bill that would help create jobs across Minnesota is locked in debate at the State Capitol.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Lawmakers Pass COVID-19 Response BillTo do so, the House had to enact a temporary rule to allow members to vote on legislation remotely, in order to maintain proper guidelines establishing social distance.
GOP Leadership Call Gov. Walz's $2B Spending Bill 'Extreme'Democratic Gov. Tim Walz is calling it his “Local Jobs and Projects” plan. Republicans are calling it expensive.
Minnesota Health Plans Seek Only Modest Premium IncreasesMinnesota's health insurers are seeking relatively small premium increases and in some cases cuts for patients who buy coverage on the individual market.
Minnesota Legislature Passes $48B Budget In Special SessionThe Minnesota Legislature ended its special session Saturday after approving a $48 billion budget to fund state government for the next two years.
MN Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal, Prepare For Special SessionMinnesota lawmakers adjourned their 2019 legislative session at midnight Monday with little to show for it. Governor Tim Walz is now preparing to call a special session so the legislature can finish its work.
Top House Republican Calls For Fraud CrackdownThe top Republican in the Minnesota House says a legislative auditor's report shows that fraud is pervasive within the state's Child Care Assistance Program.
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.