2 State Senators Defect From DFL To Form New Independent CaucusSens. Thomas Bakk and David Tomassoni say they're doing so to take an opportunity to better serve their districts within the legislative framework.
Sen. Jerry Relph Becomes 4th Minn. GOP Lawmaker To Test Positive For COVIDOne day after Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said he tested positive for the coronavirus, a fourth Republican lawmaker released his positive results.
Special Session Ends With GOP Not Voting To End Gov. Walz's Emergency PowersRepublicans say they do agree with the governor that the situation is serious, but they still don't agree with his use of the powers.
Majorities In Minnesota Legislature Narrow, But Control Still SplitIf preliminary results hold, the Senate GOP's already narrow majority will slip by one seat to 34-33 next year.
Election Results Set Stage For Further Gridlock At Minnesota CapitolWith little change in the balance of power, Democrats and Republicans are likely to continue to struggle to find common ground on major issues.
Much At Stake This Election Day For Minnesota's Split LegislatureDemocrats are looking to flip the Senate and earn the coveted trifecta: control of both chambers and the governor's office.
What's At Stake In Minnesota's Legislator Races: Balance Of PowerState legislators determine laws on issues like gun control, legalizing marijuana, COVID-19 response, how much you pay for taxes, and more. This year, all 201 members of the legislature are on the ballot.
Gov. Walz Signs $1.87 Billion Bonding Bill, The Largest In State HistoryGovernor Tim Walz on Wednesday signed the largest bonding bill in state history.
Democrats Eyeing Suburban Seats To Flip Control Of Minnesota SenateIn an election that will determine political control of the Minnesota Legislature, Democrats have high hopes for flipping the Republican-controlled state Senate in November.
Suburban Voters Hold Key To Control Of Minnesota SenateSenate Republicans are hoping their law-and-order message will help preserve and even widen their slim 35-32 majority. Senate Democrats are focusing their messaging on the accessibility and affordability of health care.
Minn. Bonding Bill Vote Delayed To Wednesday To Round Up Republican VotesMinnesota House Democrats on Monday delayed a vote on a $1.37 billion public works construction package in the hopes of securing the six Republican votes they would need to pass the long-delayed legislation and provide some economic stimulus during the coronavirus pandemic.