‘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.
Minnesota DFL Postponed Fundraiser After State Rep. Candidate John Thompson's Hugo RemarksThe Minnesota DFL postponed a fundraiser for state representative candidate John Thompson. It follows controversial remarks Thompson made during a Hugo protest in August.
'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.
'We're Balancing Human Life Here': Minnesota's Big Decision On ReopeningIf Minnesota reopens next week, it would go against the nation's leading voice on how to make it through this pandemic.
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 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.
Insulin Price Hearing Kicks Off Minnesota Legislative SessionTwo hearings in the Minnesota House Tuesday talked about creating an emergency program to help anyone struggling to pay for their life saving medication.