New Rules Could Kick Thousands Of Minnesotans Off SNAP BenefitsThe Trump administration is proposing new rules that could kick thousands of Minnesotans off SNAP food assistance benefits.
Reality Check: The Truth About Immigrants In MinnesotaThe president's racist tweets have sharply focused the debate on who is legally in the United States and in Minnesota.
First 100 Days: Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unveils Her To-Do List As PresidentOne week ahead of the second Democratic debate, Sen. Amy Klobuchar's got 100 items on a to-do list for her first 100 days as president.
Minnesota Lawmakers Enjoyed $1 Million In Per Diem Payments In 2019 SessionMinnesota state lawmakers last week got their second pay raise in two years -- but it did not stop them from taking more than a million dollars in under-the-radar daily expense payments during the 2019 legislative session.
Reality Check: Outside Groups Spent Record Money To Influence 2018 Minn. ElectionsOutside groups spent a record amount of money to influence Minnesota state political campaigns last year.
Reality Check: Trump Faces Decline In Midwest ApprovalPresident Donald Trump launched his 2020 re-election campaign Tuesday at a raucous rally in Orlando. But the road to the White House goes through the Midwest, where he unexpectedly won traditionally blue states in 2016. And nearly three years later, it's a lot more bumpy.
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.