Minnesota Warns EPA Against Crippling The State's AuthorityMinnesota officials have warned a federal agency that a proposal to streamline water quality laws would cripple their authority to protect drinking water, streams and wildlife from dozens of new projects each year.
MN Chamber Of Commerce Sues Minneapolis Over $15 WageThe suit seeks to have the court put a stop to Minneapolis enforcing the ordinance.
Could 'Hidden Talent Pools' Fill Gaps In The Workforce?Companies in Minnesota that are challenged to stay fully staffed could turn to overlooked or underutilized workers.
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.
Enbridge: Supporters Accuse Regulators Of Delaying Pipeline ProjectEnbridge Energy and its supporters have accused Minnesota regulators of imposing unreasonable and unlawful procedures that they say will delay construction of a $2.6 billion pipeline to carry North Dakota crude oil across northern Minnesota.
With Dayton And Daudt Frustrated, Hopes Of A Special Session Fade Hopes for a quick special session faded Wednesday when Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt accused one another of acting in bad faith to solve the state's driver's license dilemma and assist sidelined steelworkers.
Group Works To Keep Disability Lawsuits From Bankrupting Small BusinessesAction is being taken to stop an attorney suing small businesses around Minnesota. The suits claim discrimination against people with disabilities, But experts close to the cases claim the attorney seeks a payday through a settlement.
Reality Check: Lobbyist Spending In Minnesota Minnesota lobbyists spent $70 million last year to influence state decision makers, according to a new report from the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. And so far in 2015, that trend is not slowing down.
Obama Wants More Workers Eligible For Overtime PayAn estimated 90,000 Minnesota workers, and about six million across the country, could soon be able to get overtime pay under a new proposal by President Obama. Right now, salaried workers making less than $23,660 get overtime pay under federal law.
After Minimum Wage Boost, Some DFLers Turn To Paid LeaveSome Minnesota Democrats want to build on a successful push to raise the minimum wage by establishing a statewide paid family leave program. Giving workers up to six weeks off for a birth, adoption or to take care of a sick relative will improve morale, boost productivity and ultimately save employers money, advocates say.
Business Lobby Targets Auto-Hikes To Minimum WageMinnesota's leading business group wants state lawmakers to scrap the new minimum wage law that allows for inflationary increases after the hourly rate reaches $9.50 in 2016.
Head Of Minnesota Chamber Of Commerce DiesThe longtime president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce has died. David Olson died Wednesday night after struggling with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Chamber of Commerce staff confirmed his death.
Minimum Wage Debate Ramps Up Before 2014 SessionPresident Barack Obama shed a national spotlight on Minnesota Tuesday night when he praised a Minneapolis business owner during his State of the Union speech.
Group Spends $2M Lobbying For Gay Marriage The group that pushed Minnesota lawmakers to legalize gay marriage disclosed Wednesday it invested more than $2 million in the successful lobbying effort.
Minn. Business Groups Launch Anti-Tax Ad Campaign A coalition of Minnesota business groups on Wednesday launched statewide campaign-style advertising that's critical of tax increase proposals from Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative Democrats.