MN Senate Candidate Erin Maye Quade Spoke At Convention While In Labor, Having ContractionsA Minnesota State Senate candidate was in labor while giving a speech at a convention to secure her party's nomination and had to leave early to give birth.
Sen. Tom Bakk To Retire At End Of Year: ‘Time For Me To Pass The Torch’Minnesota Sen. Tom Bakk will be retiring at the end of the year and won’t seek reelection.
Minnesota Senate Unanimously Approves Southwest Light Rail AuditThe Minnesota Senate voted unanimously Monday to approve an audit of a more than $2 billion light rail line that's been marred by delays and huge cost overruns since the transit project broke ground in 2019.
Minnesota Senate Honors Sen. Tomassoni With Passage Of ALS BillThe Minnesota Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation to provide $20 million in grants for research against Lou Gehrig's disease, a tribute to Sen. David Tomassoni, of Chisholm, who was diagnosed with the disease last year.
Minnesota Senate Takes Up GOP 'Parents Bill Of Rights'The Minnesota Senate held its first votes Thursday on a package of Republican-backed education bills promoted as a "Parents Bill of Rights," most of which likely won't become law this session but will tee up some hot-button social issues for the election campaign.
Minnesota GOP Moves To Block 'Zuckerbucks' From ElectionsA Minnesota Senate elections committee on Tuesday began considering a bill to block local governments from using outside money for election expenses.
Minnesota Senate GOP Unveils Massive $8.5B Tax Cut ProposalMinnesota Senate Republicans on Thursday announced a tax cut proposal that would cost more than $8.5 billion over the next three years, which they say would make it the largest in the state's history.
Republican State Sen. Scott Newman Says He’ll Retire At End Of YearMinnesota State Sen. Scott Newman (R-Hutchinson) announced Monday that he’ll be retiring at the end of the year.
Minnesota Senate GOP Bills Would Require Disclosure Of Classroom Syllabus In Effort To Boost 'Parents' Rights' In Classroom"We have seen the rights of parents eroded over time and replaced by heavy-handed bureaucracy," Sen. Justin Eichorn (R-Grand Rapids) said. Senate Republicans say a slate of bills they've put forward empower parents, who they believe have been sidelined in their kids' education.
DFL Elects Melisa López Franzen As Senate Minority LeaderDFLers in the Minnesota Senate elected a new minority leader Monday after Sen. Susan Kent announced earlier this month she was stepping down.
Minnesota Lawmakers Claim More Than $3.2 Million In Per Diem Pay Over Course Of PandemicThe pandemic upended so much of daily routines, and the Minnesota legislature was no exception, with remote work defining much of regular and special sessions that lasted 17 months straight.