Speaker Hortman To Ask Committee For Approval Of OSHA's Vaccination, Testing Compliance For House EmployeesMinnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman is calling for compliance with OSHA's COVID-19 vaccination and testing rules among House employees and interns.
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.
MN Department Of Revenue Will Begin Sending Tax Refunds For PPP Loans And Extra Jobless Aid In Next Few WeeksBusinesses that received forgivable payroll loans from the federal government and Minnesotans who got extra jobless benefits last year will begin seeing state tax refunds in the next few weeks, the Minnesota Department of Revenue said Thursday, after the legislature signed off on a tax relief package before ending their work.
MN Legislature's Compromise On Police Reform Leaves Out Key ProposalsThe Minnesota State Legislature has come to a compromise on some police reforms, but the agreement leaves out some key proposals that the People of Color Caucus were calling for.
Special Session Starts; Extension Of Governor's Emergency Powers Renewed Another 30 DaysThe Minnesota House and Senate are starting to meet in Special Session. Lawmakers need to pass a budget before July 1 or the government shuts 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.
‘This Is The Floor, Not The Ceiling': Walz Puts Pressure On Legislature To Pass More Police Reform Following Chauvin Verdict In the hours following a guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, Gov. Tim Walz said he will “burn his political capital” on pressing the Minnesota Legislature to take further action on police accountability measures in the final weeks of session.
House DFL Proposes Fifth Tier Income Tax For High Earners, Some Relief For PPP Loans And Jobless BenefitsThe Minnesota House DFL’s budget includes new income tax bracket for top earners in the state, and some tax relief for small businesses that got Paycheck Protection loans and Minnesotans who received jobless benefits.
Minnesota To Receive Billions In Aid From $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief PlanMinnesota is slated to receive billions in its share of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill the United States Congress approved Wednesday -- a sweeping aid package with targeted assistance for families, vaccines, unemployment, education and more.
Speaker Hortman: BCA Finds No Wrongdoing At Minnesota 'Storm The Capitol' RallyHouse Speaker Melissa Hortman said Wednesday that a state investigation of a Jan. 6 "Storm the Capitol" rally outside the Minnesota Capitol has ended without any finding of wrongdoing.
Record 51 Women Serve In Minnesota House, But Room For Improvement For Representation, Experts SayExperts say there's still a long way to go until there's equal representation across all of government.
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.
House Leaders Call On 6 Republican Representatives To Renounce Violent RhetoricDemocratic House leaders in Minnesota are calling on several of their Republican colleagues to renounce the violent rhetoric used at the "Storm the Capitol" rally last week in St. Paul, which was held simultaneously with a pro-Trump rally in Washington that ended with an angry mob attacking the U.S. Capitol.
On Day 1 Of Session, Tensions In Divided Legislature Already At The Fore Over Masks, Walz's Emergency PowersUnlike years past, there will be no crowds in the gallery due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, the DFL-led House plans to meet entirely online. Meanwhile, the Republican-controlled Senate will attempt a hybrid approach, with some lawmakers attending at the Capitol and others attending virtually. The Capitol building remains closed to the public.
Much At Stake This Election Day For Minnesota's Split LegislatureDemocrats are looking to flip the Senate and earn the coveted trifecta: control of both chambers and the governor's office.