Reopen Businesses, No New Taxes: Senate GOP Releases 2021 List Of Legislative PrioritiesIn addition to reigning in government spending, Senate Republicans say they are going to focus on blocking the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency from implementing emissions standards from California.
State Troopers Moved Gov. Walz’s Son From Governor's Mansion During Local ‘Storm The Capitol’ ProtestIn the wake of last week's violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, tensions ran high Monday in Minnesota as Gov. Tim Walz and state House and Senate leaders met in a virtual forum.
Police Presence Grows At Minnesota Capitol Following DC ChaosPolice presence at the Minnesota State Capitol has expanded even more after Wednesday’s breach in Washington D.C.
On Day 1 Of Session, Tensions In Divided Legislature Already At The Fore Over Masks, Walz's Emergency PowersUnlike years past, there will be no crowds in the gallery due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, the DFL-led House plans to meet entirely online. Meanwhile, the Republican-controlled Senate will attempt a hybrid approach, with some lawmakers attending at the Capitol and others attending virtually. The Capitol building remains closed to the public.
Minnesota State Sen. Jerry Relph Dies After Contracting COVID-19Last month, Relph tested positive for COVID-19, three days after going into self-quarantine after he discovered he was exposed at the State Capitol.
'A Slap In The Face': Sen. Gazelka Gathers Bar, Restaurant Owners To Air Frustrations On Gov. Walz's Dining RestrictionsRepublican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka gathered with restaurant and bar owners Thursday to air frustrations about the continuing restrictions on dining inside, as other restrictions will loosen Friday.
Minnesota Legislative Leaders Express Optimism For COVID Aid PlanThe top four leaders in the Minnesota Legislature expressed optimism Friday that lawmakers can agree on a new coronavirus relief package in time for a Dec. 14 special session, though negotiations on what should go into the aid package were continuing.
Gov. Walz Expected To Announce Restrictions On Youth Sports, Gyms, Bars, And RestaurantsMinnesota's COVID-19 situation is as bad as it was in New York in the spring. Gov. Tim Walz says he will be announcing major dial-backs on youth fall and winter sports Wednesday.
Paul Gazelka Says Senate Republicans Could've Handled COVID Cases DifferentlyMinnesota’s Senate majority leader said Tuesday that his caucus could’ve handled news of positive COVID-19 cases among Republican senators differently, after criticism from Democrats that included a call for him to resign from his leadership post and demands for full transparency.
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.
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.
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.
State Workplace Safety Commissioner Ousted In Partisan Senate VoteAnger was palpable as Gov. Tim Walz reacted to Senate Republicans' rejection of Nancy Leppink as his commissioner of Labor and Industry.
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.