Coronavirus In MN: Minnesota Senate Passes Bill To Let Most Businesses ReopenWith one week left in Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order, some Republicans are trying to speed up the re-opening process.
'It Is Time To Learn A Lesson': Lawmakers Hold Rare, Contentious Hearing On Troubled DHSMinnesota lawmakers are warning the Department of Human Services to end the turmoil at the $14-billion-a-year state agency.
Another Top DHS Official Steps Down; Two Others Rescind ResignationsAnother top official from the Minnesota Department of Human Services is stepping down.
Talking Points: Sen. Michelle Benson's Response To Walz's Gas TaxGov. Tim Walz called the budget he introduced last week his "One Minnesota Budget," but Republicans have a different name for it: "One Expensive Minnesota Budget," and they're promising to fight some of the big ticket items, including a 20-cent increase in the Minnesota gas tax for roads and bridges.
GOP HHS Chair: 'I Don't Play Chicken' With MNsure CrisisThere is still no insurance fix for 125,000 Minnesotans facing monthly insurance rate hikes.
Lawmaker To Chair Health Care Committee Mulls OverhaulRepublican Sen. Michelle Benson will chair a powerful health care committee in 2017 after the GOP won back control of the state Senate.
A List Of Who's Likely To Run For Governor In 2018The break from politics in Minnesota is over. Let the 2018 race for governor begin.
Senate Rejects Fee, Inspection Rule For Abortion ClinicsMinnesota senators have turned back a measure that would have led to twice yearly inspections and $10,200 licensing fees for clinics that provide 10 or more abortions per month. Friday's 32-29 vote establishes a chamber position as senators head into budget negotiations with the Republican-led House.
Split State Power Tempers GOP's Health Care PlansAfter two years of vilifying the federal health overhaul and the state's health insurance exchange, Minnesota Republicans face Democratic opposition in the Senate and governor's office that will scale back their hopes for a wholesale makeover.
Senate Sends Dayton Women's Workplace Rights Bill A bill called a hallmark update to Minnesota's workplace protections for women headed Thursday to Gov. Mark Dayton for his expected signature.
Minn. Senate Passes Anti-Bullying BillThe Minnesota Senate passed a bill Thursday to prevent bullying in Minnesota schools. But even though lawmakers support the idea of the Safe and Supportive Schools Act, it is still among the most controversial bills of the year at the Capitol. Minnesota has been in the national spotlight because of a rash of students committing suicides because of bullying.
MNsure Making Big Enrollment Push Ahead Of DeadlineThe new federal health care law says everyone must be signed up by midnight Monday, or face a penalty. In Minnesota, MNsure is moving quickly to enroll as many people as possible over the weekend. Already this week, MNsure ramped up recruiting at more than 1,000 signup events.
Senate Ratifies State Labor Contracts With Raises Labor pacts covering 38,000 state workers have won approval from the Minnesota Senate. Senators voted 43-22 on Monday to formally adopt contracts that have been in place since late last year.
GOP's Seifert Names Lieutenant Governor PickState Rep. Pam Myhra says she is giving up her legislative seat to be the running mate of Republican Marty Seifert because she sees him as a strong conservative who can win the governor's race. Seifert named Myrha as his lieutenant governor candidate Thursday.
Parade Of Partners Starts In Minn. Governor's RaceRepublican Dave Thompson's selection of a running mate starts a parade of political pairings in Minnesota's race for governor. Thompson on Thursday announced that Michelle Benson, a fellow state senator, joined his ticket.