Twin Cities Residents Share Concerns As Legislature ConvenesWhile legislative leaders have their priorities, so do the people they represent.
Election Brings Divided Power Back To Minnesota's CapitolMinnesota voters shook up who's in charge at the state Capitol in the midterm elections but there's one constant: divided government.
Gov. Dayton's Budget Cues Up Tax Fight With GOPGov. Mark Dayton wants to undo some GOP-backed tax breaks passed last year and give some money back to Minnesota families.
As 2017 Session Starts In Freshly-Renovated Capitol, Governor Predicts GridlockTwo-hundred recently-elected lawmakers took their seats in the newly restored State Capitol Tuesday, which has been closed to the public for about three years.
County, Business Officials Push Legislature For Transportation PlanMinnesota county commissioners and business groups are cranking up pressure on the Legislature to pass a transportation funding plan this year.
Senate Democrats Propose $1.5B Public Projects Spending BillMinnesota Senate Democrats proposed a massive $1.5 billion public projects spending bill on Monday.
As Session Nears, Surplus Promises Big Ideas, ConflictsNearly a month before the Legislature returns with a nice $1.2 billion surplus in hand, lawmakers have already laid out hundreds of millions of dollars in plans to spend it.
Fundraising Reports Set Tone For Battle Over LegislatureThe quest for cash is on in Minnesota's 2016 elections. New campaign finance reports released Tuesday show political groups and candidates have already socked away millions of dollars for the fight for control of the Legislature.
Control Of Minnesota House, Senate Up For Grabs In Upcoming ElectionThis fall, all 201 legislators in Minnesota are up for re-election. The fight for control of the state House and Senate will largely center on a handful of rural districts.
New & Old Hurdles On Lawmakers' 2016 AgendaA to-do list with items new and old will confront Minnesota's politicians in 2016, from spending down a hefty new budget surplus to facing voters in November.
A Reserved Tom Emmer Ends 1st Congressional YearWhen Tom Emmer burst — vociferously — onto Minnesota's political scene a decade ago, the Republican's style rocketed him through the state Legislature and brought him within a whisker of the governor's office. He retreated following that 2010 loss to conservative talk radio, but has been back at it as a congressman for the state's 6th District for a year.