Minnesota Senate GOP Ousts Commerce Commissioner Steve KelleySenators voted 31-33 not to confirm Kelley, after Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order to extend the COVID-19 peacetime emergency for another 30 days.
GOP Senators Air Grievances In Job Review For MPCA Head Laura BishopSenate Republicans aired a list of grievances Monday as they reviewed the job performance of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner Laura Bishop, the latest Cabinet member to face tough questions and the potential loss of her job amid disputes between Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and the Senate GOP majority.
Senate GOP Ousts DLI Commissioner Nancy Lippink In Move Gov. Walz Calls 'Political Payback'Republicans who control the Minnesota Senate showed their displeasure with Democratic Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday by ousting his commissioner of labor and industry amid a dispute over how the administration is managing the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Minnesota Lawmakers Point Fingers After Failure To Pass Bonding BillThe $1.9 billion bonding bill would have included funding for jobs and infrastructure costs around the state. That bill would've required a super-majority to pass.
'Hindsight Is So Clear': State Patrol, DPS Questioned By Minnesota Senate GOP In Columbus Statue HearingThree people could face criminal charges in connection with pulling down the Christopher Columbus statue outside the Minnesota State Capitol in June.
Companies Tied To Minnesota Lawmakers Jeremy Miller, Ryan Winkler Benefited From PPP LoansA more than century-old scrap metal business owned by the Minnesota Senate president was among hundreds of thousands of businesses nationwide to get a boost from the Treasury Department's Payroll Protection Program.
Minnesota Lawmakers Given More Than $1 Million In Per Diem Payments In 2020 SessionThat's an average of $6,362 per lawmaker, or $449 extra per week on the paycheck -- for a session in which some of the biggest items were left undone.
'Very Serious Criminal Activity': Minnesota Senate GOP Spotlights Damage After George Floyd's DeathThe Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate opened hearings Wednesday on the unrest that rocked the state after the death of George Floyd, focusing on the destruction rather than the underlying issues of racism and policing on which Democrats have concentrated.
Senate GOP, Dems Set To Clash In Hearing About Rioting, Looting After George Floyd's DeathQuestions surrounding why the rioting and looting went on for so long after George Floyd’s death may be answered Wednesday.Questions surrounding why the rioting and looting went on for so long after George Floyd’s death may be answered Wednesday.
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 Senate Debates New Police Reform Bills, But Some Say It's Not EnoughThe Minnesota Senate is debating a police reform bill that creates a statewide ban on chokeholds and requires officers to report abuse by fellow officers.
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.
Hackers Gain Access To Minnesota Senate Server 'For Several Minutes'In an email to state senators and staff, Secretary of Senate Cal Ludeman wrote that hackers accessed the Senate server “for several minutes,” prompting the IT staff to bring the server down as a precaution.
Coronavirus In MN: Minnesota Senate Passes Bill To Let Most Businesses ReopenWith one week left in Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order, some Republicans are trying to speed up the re-opening process.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: State Senate Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19A Minnesota Senate employee has tested positive for COVID-19.