Special Session Of Minnesota Legislature Next Month UncertainA once-likely special session of the Minnesota Legislature next month is now uncertain, after Gov. Tim Walz said he would reconsider calling lawmakers back to the capitol if Senate Republicans pursue removing the state’s top health official.
Senate Republicans Elect Mark Johnson As Interim Majority LeaderThe Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus has a new interim leader.
State Sen. Michelle Benson Enters GOP Race For Governor; COVID Emerges As Top IssueMinnesota’s pandemic response and public safety are quickly emerging as central campaign issues for the widening pool of GOP hopefuls vying to unseat Gov. Tim Walz and break a 15-year streak of losing statewide office.
Sen. Majority Leader Paul Gazelka Stepping Down From Leadership PostSenate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from his role in leading the Senate Republican Caucus, perhaps signaling that he'll soon join the race for governor.
GOP State Sen. Michelle Benson Announces Bid For GovernorState Sen. Michelle Benson, who has been a frequent critic of Gov. Tim Walz’s pandemic response, has announced her campaign for the Republican nomination to challenge him next November. If elected, she would become the first woman governor in Minnesota. 
Laura Bishop, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Head, Steps Down Ahead Of Likely Ouster By State SenateMPCA Commissioner Laura Bishop resigned, Gov. Tim Walz’s office announced Tuesday, after Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-East Gull Lake, notified him that the Senate is “refusing” to confirm her.
Minnesota GOP Signals They May Fire Some Walz Cabinet MembersRepublicans who control the Minnesota Senate signaled Friday that they may fire one or more of Democratic Gov. Tim Walz's cabinet commissioners.
MN Department Of Revenue Will Begin Sending Tax Refunds For PPP Loans And Extra Jobless Aid In Next Few WeeksBusinesses that received forgivable payroll loans from the federal government and Minnesotans who got extra jobless benefits last year will begin seeing state tax refunds in the next few weeks, the Minnesota Department of Revenue said Thursday, after the legislature signed off on a tax relief package before ending their work.
Minnesota Passes Budget, Tax Relief And Averts Government ShutdownThreats to derail parts of a delicately crafted $52 billion budget agreement loomed in the final hours of the special session, but the Minnesota Legislature successfully passed outstanding pieces of the two-year state spending plan and averted a partial government shutdown.
MN Legislature's Compromise On Police Reform Leaves Out Key ProposalsThe Minnesota State Legislature has come to a compromise on some police reforms, but the agreement leaves out some key proposals that the People of Color Caucus were calling for.
Special Session Starts; Extension Of Governor's Emergency Powers Renewed Another 30 DaysThe Minnesota House and Senate are starting to meet in Special Session. Lawmakers need to pass a budget before July 1 or the government shuts down.