Capitol Budget Negotiations Carry On Into The NightMinnesota lawmakers are running out of time to reach a budget deal.
2% Medical Provider Tax A Major Sticking Point In Budget Discussions"In the $12 billion of tax increases over the next four years, we couldn't get them to lower one of them," Republican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said.
Hopeful Talk Hits Brick Wall Of Reality In State Capitol Budget TalksBudget talks collapsed again late Tuesday at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Walz, Legislative Leaders Work To Set Budget TargetsAt issue are the big questions of spending and taxes that need to be resolved if the Legislature is going to adjourn on time May 20.
GOP, DFL Need To Agree On Budget Spending Terms By MondayGov. Tim Walz, Republican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and Democratic House Speaker Melissa Hortman are all meeting at this hour.
Minnesota Capitol In Partisan Gridlock Again As Session's End ApproachesPressure is mounting on state lawmakers with less than a month remaining, and little to show for it.
'Let's Write A Different Story': Walz Appeals For Bipartisanship In First State Of StateGov. Tim Walz has called on Minnesota to write a new story about how a government divided between Democrats and Republicans puts aside ideology and comes together for the good of the people.
Senate GOP Leaders Propose Smaller Budget Than Governor'sRepublicans who control the Minnesota Senate have unveiled a framework they say will balance the budget without raising taxes or making painful spending cuts, setting up what they concede will be difficult negotiations with Democrats to end the session.
Walz Needs GOP Help To Deliver On Agenda For Rural Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz's budget contains lots of things that leaders from greater Minnesota have been seeking -- more money for schools, local governments, highways and rural broadband to name just a few.
Bipartisan Bill Sets Its Sights On Legal Pot As Soon As 2022The bill would legalize sales of recreational marijuana in 2022, and it would also allow past convictions of non-violent marijuana offenses to be expunged from a person's criminal record.
House Democrats Set To Unveil First 10 Bills Of 2019 SessionNew Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman says one bill would let everyone buy into the MinnesotaCare health plan for the working poor.
Minnesota Legislature Convenes With New Balance Of PowerThe 2019 Minnesota Legislature convenes at noon Tuesday with a new governor, new balance of power and a $1.5 billion surplus that might make deals easier to reach.
Gov.-Elect Tim Walz Names First 5 CommissionersMinnesota Gov.-elect Tim Walz has named a former speaker of the Minnesota House as his transportation commissioner and is keeping the budget commissioner of outgoing Gov. Mark Dayton.
Big Changes Could Be Coming For Paid Family, Sick Leave In MinnesotaMinnesota legislative leaders say there could be a major change when it comes to paid family and sick leave policies. That message comes as Republican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says he would like to see relief for families burdened by high child-care costs.
Election Brings Divided Power Back To Minnesota's CapitolMinnesota voters shook up who's in charge at the state Capitol in the midterm elections but there's one constant: divided government.