Deal Possible On Police Reform Bill During Special SessionThe possibility of a police reform bill passing during the special session Monday night at the Minnesota State Capitol is still unclear.
GOP, DFL Legislators Optimistic This Special Session Will Produce ResultsThe legislature failed to pass any of the major bills during the last special session. That included bills on police reform, a $1.35 billion infrastructure, jobs and bonding bill, a tax bill, and relief for riot-torn Minneapolis and St. Paul.
MN House, Senate Pass Legislation To Raise Child Care Subsidy RatesFor the first time since 2014, the Minnesota legislature approved an increase in payment rates for the state's child care assistance program.
GOP Opens Special Session Attacking Gov. Walz's Response To COVID-19, UnrestOn Friday, Minnesota lawmakers will start debating big changes that could change police departments statewide.
Key MN Senate Republicans Say They Will Block Most Policing Overhaul PlansKey Republican lawmakers in Minnesota said Friday that they’ll block most of an ambitious effort by Democrats to remake policing in the state where George Floyd died and that they plan to approve only a limited set of police accountability measures.
Gov. Walz Convenes Special Session, To Focus On Police Reform & Minnesota's Economic RecoveryGov. Walz on Wednesday announced that he will convene a special legislative session starting Friday, with police reform and building a stronger economy on the top of his priorities.
Coronavirus Updates: MN Senate Passes Legislation Allowing Beer, Wine To-GoMinnesotans may soon be able to purchase beer and wine to-go.
Gov. Walz Signs Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act VirtuallyGov. Tim Walz was joined virtually by advocates for affordable insulin and legislators as he signed the long-awaited Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act Wednesday morning.
Minnesota Legislature Passes Its 4th COVID-19 Relief PackageThe Minnesota Legislature approved its fourth COVID-19 relief bill Tuesday as state health officials reported nine more coronavirus deaths.
Minnesota Lawmakers Reach Deal On Insulin Affordability WednesdayThe deal follows months of public and private talks between Democratic and Republican legislators in the two chambers.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Lawmakers Move To Ensure Workers Compensation For First Responders With COVID-19The House will convene at noon Tuesday while the Senate will meet at 2 p.m. to pass the bill, using some of the same social distancing rules they used when they met March 26 to pass a $330 million COVID-19 relief package.
$21 Million In Coronavirus (COVID-19) Money Sails Through Minnesota SenateThe Minnesota Senate voted 64-0 Monday to earmark $21 million to reinforce the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak, while the House was poised to follow suit quickly so that the bill reaches Gov. Tim Walz's desk this week.
Minnesota's Divided Government Experiment Will Get New TestPassing a public works borrowing package will be the Minnesota Legislature's top job as it convenes Tuesday for the 2020 session, an important test of divided government to see whether both parties can cooperate for a second year in a row.
Gov. Walz Unveils Final Part Of $2 Billion Bonding BillRepublicans have made it very clear they want half as much spent on projects as the Governor - about one billion dollars, not two.
Senate GOP Lays Out Priorities For Minnesota Legislature's 2020 SessionEliminating the state's partial tax on Social Security benefits, reducing violent crime in the Twin Cities and reforming the state Department of Human Services are some of the top priorities for the 2020 legislative session that the Minnesota Senate GOP majority announced Monday.