'We Were Shocked': Insulin Safety Net Left Out Of Final Budget DealThe bill would have provided a free emergency supply of insulin to anyone unable to afford skyrocketing prices.
MN Legislature Ends Special Session With $48B BudgetThe Minnesota Legislature has ended its special session after passing a $48 billion budget to fund state government for the next two years. The House and Senate passed the last of their budget bills Saturday morning and adjourned around 7 a.m.
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.
Sen. Bakk: 2019 Session Ended With A WhimperAs veteran Sen. Tom Bakk puts it, the 2019 regular session at the Minnesota Capitol ended with a whimper.
Minnesota Conference Committee Reaches Agreement On Opioid BillTwo lawmakers on the conference committee who lost children to opioid overdoses have been working on prevention and treatment.
Minn. Legislature Approves Licensing System For Assisted Living CentersThe bill also allows families to place a hidden camera in an assisted living facility starting in January 2020.
Gov. Tim Walz, Legislative Leaders Reach Budget DealThe budget deal does not include any gas tax hike. The health care provider tax that Republicans opposed remains, classrooms get a 2% funding boost for each of the next two years and there's a middle-class income tax cut beginning in 2022.
Gender Equity, Violence Bills Get Debate Amid Budget BattleSeveral initiatives to promote gender equity and reduce gender-based violence are in play as Minnesota's legislative session nears an end, ranging from a potential overhaul of the state's sexual assault laws to making it easier to sue for sexual harassment.
Hopeful Talk Hits Brick Wall Of Reality In State Capitol Budget TalksBudget talks collapsed again late Tuesday at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Minnesota Governor Signs Repeal Of Marital Rape ExemptionGov. Tim Walz has signed a bill repealing a Minnesota law that prevented prosecutors from filing rape charges against people accused of sexually assaulting their spouses.
Minnesota House Passes Gas Tax HikeThe House transportation bill, which includes the gas tax hike, passed the House Monday evening with a 74-58 vote, but it will likely stall out in the Republican-controlled Senate.