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.
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.