Minn. Tax Debate Ramps Up As GOP Plans Trickle OutHouse Republicans began to flesh out the specifics of their plan that comes with some modest income tax rate cuts.
What Does $650 Million In Tax Cuts Mean For you?The cuts affect child care, school loan re-payment and small business owners, especially farmers.
Minnesota Republicans Say They Will 'Declare War' On Achievement GapGov. Dayton has made statewide pre-Kindergarten one of his biggest priorities for the remaining two years of his administration.
Minnesota GOP, Dayton Continue Battle Over Real ID BillMinnesota Republican lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton continue to spar over the Real ID bill.
Minnesota Republicans Aiming To Loosen Gun LawsMinnesota gun owners may no longer need a permit to carry in public as Republican lawmakers seek to loosen state gun laws.
Minnesota Trump Supporters Excited To Attend InaugurationTrump supporters from around the country and here in Minnesota are on their way to Washington, D.C., to witness the inauguration.
Minnesota Senate Republicans Targeting Health Care In 2017Senate Republicans are putting a major emphasis on health care as they take control.
Republicans Have Faster Plan To Fix IDs For Domestic FlightsMinnesota Republicans are countering confusion about how to meet stronger federal standards for boarding airplanes with a faster plan. It's still unclear when the federal government will require new IDs for domestic flights but state officials say it could come later this year.
House Passes Bill Allowing 'Wage Freeze' For Workers With TipsLawmakers worked late into the night Monday to pass a bill that would keep some Minnesota workers from getting a pay raise this summer. Just before midnight Monday, the Republican-led House passed legislation that let employees pay a minimum wage of $8 an hour to workers who get more than $4 per hour in tips.
House Speaker Says Surplus Douses Dayton Gas-Tax ProposalMinnesota House Republicans are using news of a $1.87 billion budget surplus to douse Gov. Mark Dayton's call for increased gasoline taxes for road work. House Speaker Kurt Daudt reacted Friday to the forecast by saying his caucus would push for tax cuts and to apply some of the money to transportation projects. Daudt says the surplus shows Minnesota government is collecting too much and should lower rates.
Johnson Wins GOP Backing For GovernorHennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson has secured the endorsement of state Republican convention delegates in his bid for Minnesota governor. He notched the win Saturday on the fourth ballot. He outlasted state Sen. Dave Thompson and former state Rep. Marty Seifert. Thompson withdrew following a third ballot and threw his backing to Johnson. Seifert said he was headed to a primary regardless of the result.
GOP With McFadden For Senate, Johnson Has Gov Edge Minnesota Republicans shaped the top of a high-stakes election ticket Saturday, endorsing investment banker Mike McFadden for U.S. Senate and backing county commissioner Jeff Johnson for governor as the party tries to end Democratic political dominance in the state. McFadden's win spares him a hard primary fight and offers a clearer path to a November challenge to Democratic Sen. Al Franken. The race could help determine if U.S. Senate control flips from Democratic to Republican this fall.