Legislature Stalls On Transportation Plan As Deadline NearsJust one week remains in the Minnesota Legislature's session, but lawmakers aren't any closer to finalizing a transportation plan than they were two months ago.
Legislative Session Kicks Off Amid Capitol ConstructionIn order for lawmakers to start the short 2016 session, construction on the Capitol building had to be stopped in a small area.
Lawmakers At Odds Before Legislative Session StartsIt's hard to believe, but it's that time of year again: Minnesota lawmakers are preparing to return to the State Capitol. Lawmakers are starting right back up where they left off last year, and last year didn't end well.
Lawmakers Adjourn; Dayton Veto Over Education Spending LoomsMinnesota's Legislature finalized a two-year spending plan just before a midnight deadline struck, but they adjourned with a near-certain special session looming to solve an education budget standoff with Gov. Mark Dayton.
Minn. House Passes Education Finance Bill 71 – 59The Minnesota House passed the education finance bill early Monday morning. Just before 4:30 a.m. the House passed the bill 71 to 59.
Lawmakers Working Around The Clock To Reach Budget DealJust a little more than 24 hours before state lawmakers are supposed to finish their business -- it looks like they may need overtime. Gov. Mark Dayton said Sunday he'll veto a major education spending bill because it does not include his No. 1 priority.
Lawmakers Eyeing March 8 Start Date For Next Year's SessionMinnesota lawmakers are eying a March 8 start date for next year's legislative session. The plan would start the session after a state budget forecast is released in late February.
Lawmakers Cope With Waiting Season As Deadline LoomsA massive, friendly dog padded around Rep. Peggy Bennett's office this week, hemmed in by a plastic fence he could easily jump.
Legislature Returns To Budget Battle Lines With Lots To DoMinnesota lawmakers are returning from a weeklong break Tuesday to start hammering out a budget. There's some bare bones work like funding state agencies to keep government running for the next two years and avoid the state's third partial shutdown in the last decade.
State Capitol Renovation May Mean Changes For 2015 LegislatureJust a month before the 2015 Minnesota Legislature begins, the Capitol is in chaos. But it's not because of politics. The 109-year-old State Capitol building is in the middle of a massive renovation that will mean limited public access during the session.
Dayton Has Until May 30 To Decide On Last BillsGov. Mark Dayton is on the clock. He has until May 30 to dispense with the remaining bills lawmakers sent him upon adjourning their legislative session.