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.
Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Reform Bill, But Some Question Whether It's EnoughBefore adjourning until Friday, they did pass a number of police reform bills. While each of the bills was expected to pass, the question lingering over lawmakers and community leaders is: Is this enough for true reform?
Minnesota Lawmakers Discuss Next Steps On Affordable Insulin
Reality Check: 'Red Flag' Gun LawsThroughout 2019 at the Minnesota Capitol, hundreds of gun safety demonstrators swarmed the legislature demanding a series of gun control measures, including "red flag" laws allowing police to temporarily disarm people in crisis who may be mentally ill and dangerous to themselves or others.
Gov. Tim Walz Launches Revamped Children's CabinetMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz is putting kids and families at the center of state government by relaunching the Children's Cabinet, which will focus on equity, results and accountability.
Report: DHS Overpaid Tribes By $25 MillionNew revelations about overpayments to two American Indian tribes are bringing more scrutiny to Minnesota's Department of Human Services.
U.S. House Passes Resolution Condemning Trump's Racist Tweets
Trump Tweets About Pledge Controversy, Predicts He'll Win Minnesota In 2020"The Pledge of Allegiance to our great Country, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, is under siege. That is why I am going to win the Great State of Minnesota in the 2020 Election. People are sick and tired of this stupidity and disloyalty to our wonderful USA!"
Ilhan Omar Calls Tucker Carlson 'Racist Fool' After He Names Her As Example Of 'Dangerous' Immigration PoliciesRep. Ilhan Omar called Fox News host Tucker Carlson a “racist fool” after the conservative commentator said on his nightly show that the Somalia-born congresswoman was “living proof” that the nation’s immigration policies are “dangerous.”
Gov. Walz Signs Opioid Bill Targeting Drug Makers, DistributorsThe bill takes some of that burden off the taxpayer and places it on opioid manufacturers and distributors by imposing higher registration fees. It should raise about $21 million annually.
Amy Klobuchar Supports Trump Impeachment Process 'Beginning Now'Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar says she would support impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump "beginning now."
Insulin Bill Likely To Return In 2020, Paul Gazelka SaysHouse Democratic and Senate Republicans negotiators blamed each other side for how the proposal was dropped.
'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.
It Was Messy, But Gov. Tim Walz & Lawmakers Found A Way To Finish The 2019 Session The finish was messy and long negotiations behind closed doors stirred up indignation, but Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota legislative leaders found a way to work together for deals on taxes, spending and policy to finish the essential work of the 2019 session.
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.