Reality Check: How Many Government Workers Does Minnesota Have?It's one of the biggest complaints Americans have: Government is just too big. That's why a new study measures just how many public workers there are.
Inside The Minnesota Legislature’s ‘Cone Of Silence’Minnesota lawmakers promised on opening day of the 2019 session to make it the most open, transparent one ever. 5 months later, the $48 billion budget deal was brokered by Minnesota's three most powerful politicians after weeks of closed-door meetings -- without public scrutiny.
Sports Betting, Casualty Of Last Minn. Capitol Session, Now Legal In 13 StatesThe state of Illinois has legalized sports betting, joining a growing number of states turning to gambling to raise tax revenues.
The Bills Left Behind By The 2019 Legislative SessionFrom January to May, state lawmakers introduced nearly 6,000 bills -- the most in state history. Only 65 of them actually passed in the regular session.
Minnesota Lawmakers Plan To Work On Budget Through Night, WeekendLawmakers are putting in extra hours this holiday weekend, sorting out the final details needed to solidify the states massive budget. The special session started this morning but it could drag out throughout the weekend. They're planning to work all night long, if necessary.
Budget Agreement Could Result In First Tax Cut In 2 DecadesYou'd have to go all the way back to 1999 -- the first year Jesse Ventura was Governor -- to find the last time the legislature passed an income tax cut.
Reality Check: Does Wind Energy Kill Birds And Cause Cancer?The state's largest power company is switching to renewable energy at a time when President Donald Trump bashes energy sources like wind.
What's In And What's Out Of Minnesota State Capitol Budget DealA budget deal is very slowly coming together at the Minnesota State Capitol Wednesday night.
Gov. Tim Walz, Legislative Leaders Reach Budget DealThe budget deal does not include any gas tax hike. The health care provider tax that Republicans opposed remains, classrooms get a 2% funding boost for each of the next two years and there's a middle-class income tax cut beginning in 2022.
Minnesota Leaders May Be Getting Close To A Budget DealTop leaders say they may be getting close to a budget deal that pays for everything from schools to public safety to health care programs. Just days ago they were billions of dollars apart, and philosophically on different political planets.
Another Day Of Closed-Door Budget Talks End At State CapitolWith only four days left to go before they legally adjourn, lawmakers are racing against the clock with non-stop budget talks at the State Capitol.
Help Wanted: Minnesota Is Losing WorkersState officials say Minnesota has a problem: Too many jobs, too few workers. Economists say the answer is more immigrants -- while at the same time that President Donald Trump is trying to restrict them.
Capitol Budget Negotiations Carry On Into The NightMinnesota lawmakers are running out of time to reach a budget deal.
Reality Check: Can You Be Too Old To Be President?The United States Constitution requires presidents to be at least 35 years old, but there is no top age limit.
Reality Check: Where Does All The Gas Tax Money Go?On Wednesday, the Republican-led Minnesota Senate rejected a plan from DFL Gov. Tim Walz to raise the state's gasoline tax by 20 cents.