Gov. Walz, Legislative Leaders Continue State Budget NegotiationsTwo major budget sticking points concern Gov. Walz's proposed 20-cent gas tax and the already in place 2% medical provider tax, which sets aside money for low-income Minnesotans for health care.
Sen. Tina Smith Pushes For Better Mental Health Services In SchoolsSen. Tina Smith is trying to secure $200 million in federal funding to expand mental health services in schools.
Amy Klobuchar Releases $100B Substance Abuse, Mental Health Plan
Pete Buttigieg To Hold Private Fundraiser In The Twin Cities Next WeekDemocratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is slated to hold a private fundraiser in the Twin Cities next week.
Senate Republicans Unveil Tax Bill With Income Tax CutRepublicans who control the Minnesota Senate have unveiled a tax bill they say will benefit all Minnesota taxpayers and provide tax cuts to half of them.
Minnesota Could Be The First State To Pass A 'Right To Repair' BillMinnesota is closer than ever to becoming the first state to pass a “right to repair” bill, which would give independent repair shops access to fix electronics.
Lawmakers: For-Profit Insurers Could Raid Minnesota ReservesAttorney General Keith Ellison has called on lawmakers to reverse a 2017 law that repealed Minnesota's ban on for-profit health insurance companies.
Klobuchar Breaks With Other Democratic Hopefuls On ImpeachmentPresidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar discussed impeachment and student loans during a CNN town hall Monday night.
Economic Agency's Hiring Of DFL Operative Raises QuestionsMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz says he'll tighten hiring rules after a prominent Iron Range Democrat was hired for a civil service job without going through the normal hiring process.
Secretary Of State Simon Expects To Appeal Voter Data RulingDemocratic Secretary of State Steve Simon says he expects to ask the Minnesota Supreme Court to review a ruling that voter data sought by a conservative election watchdog group is public.
'Let's Write A Different Story': Walz Appeals For Bipartisanship In First State Of StateGov. Tim Walz has called on Minnesota to write a new story about how a government divided between Democrats and Republicans puts aside ideology and comes together for the good of the people.
Amy Klobuchar Pitches Massive Infrastructure PlanDemocratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar is pitching an infrastructure plan she says will provide $1 trillion to fix roads and bridges, protect against flooding and rebuild schools, airports and other projects.
Republican Nathan Nelson Wins House Seat In Special ElectionRepublican Nathan Nelson has won the special election to fill a vacant state House seat in east-central Minnesota.
Minnesota House Aims To Hit Drug Companies For Opioid CrisisThe Minnesota House has voted to hold drug manufacturers responsible for the state's growing costs for dealing with the opioid crisis.
Amy Klobuchar, Other Dems Taking Aim At Beto O'RourkeBack when he was still just teasing a presidential run, Beto O'Rourke told Vanity Fair he was "born to be in" the race. Now that he's campaigning to far greater media attention and much larger crowds than many Democrats who've been competing longer, they are taking offense at the former Texas congressman's sense of entitlement.