Inside The Minnesota Legislature’s ‘Cone Of Silence’Minnesota lawmakers promised on opening day of the 2019 session to make it the most open, transparent one ever. 5 months later, the $48 billion budget deal was brokered by Minnesota's three most powerful politicians after weeks of closed-door meetings -- without public scrutiny.
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.
Hopeful Talk Hits Brick Wall Of Reality In State Capitol Budget TalksBudget talks collapsed again late Tuesday at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Walz, Legislative Leaders Work To Set Budget TargetsAt issue are the big questions of spending and taxes that need to be resolved if the Legislature is going to adjourn on time May 20.
GOP, DFL Need To Agree On Budget Spending Terms By MondayGov. Tim Walz, Republican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and Democratic House Speaker Melissa Hortman are all meeting at this hour.
No Budget Agreement Yet With Weeks Left In Minnesota SessionThe DFL-controlled House just released its budget, asking for $1.2 billion in new spending on education, health care, and social services.
'We Are All On The Same Page': Minn. House Members Take Sexual Harassment TrainingFor the second year in a row, all members of the Minnesota House went through six hours of sexual harassment training Thursday.
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!
Gun Control Supporters Rally At Capitol On First Day Of 2019 Legislative SessionDemocrats took control of the House, electing Melissa Hortman as the House Speaker. And outside the ornate Chamber two different gun safety groups swarmed the Capitol.
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.
Big Changes Could Be Coming For Paid Family, Sick Leave In MinnesotaMinnesota legislative leaders say there could be a major change when it comes to paid family and sick leave policies. That message comes as Republican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says he would like to see relief for families burdened by high child-care costs.
DFL Rep. Melissa Hortman Elected Speaker Of The HouseState Rep. Melissa Hortman was elected Speaker of the House-designate by the Minnesota House DFL at its organizational caucus Thursday.
Minn. Legislators Consider School Safety Funding After Parkland ShootingIn Minnesota, Republicans are proposing an idea that would use money districts already have to improve student safety, but Democrats say that's not enough.
Minn. Gov., Legislative Leaders Promise Bipartisanship In 2018The Minnesota Legislative session starts next week, and the governor and legislative leaders pledged to work together.
After All-Nighters, Special Session In DisarrayBack-to-back all-nighters and new deadlines did not lead to a deal at the State Capitol.