Reality Check: Lawmakers Getting Paid Over Spring Break?Minnesota lawmakers haven't had a pay hike since 1999. But they can boost their take-home pay with per diem -- up to $76 per day in the Minnesota House, and up to $86 a day in the Minnesota Senate.
Minnesota Minimum Wage Rise Nears Approval The bill ushering in one of the nation's highest minimum wages is hitting the Minnesota Senate floor and could reach Gov. Mark Dayton by week's end.
Esme's Blog: Government Shutdown PainToday I got an email from a furloughed federal employee from Lakeville, Minn., who, along with her co-workers, has not been able to collect unemployment because the state of Minnesota is demanding information from her employer, which she obviously can't get because the government is shut down.
Nearly 700 State Workers Earn More Than $100KThere was a lot of debate at the Capitol this year about pay raises for Minnesota lawmakers. But a WCCO investigation found soaring salaries are actually going to state employees who work as staff members.
Minn. House Backs Nursing Home Pay HikeThe Minnesota House has voted to give nursing home workers in the state a 5-percent pay increase. The pay hike is included in a broader, $6 billion a year budget for health and human services programs that the House passed Friday night by a party-line vote of 73-61. It's one of the biggest chunks of state spending and includes funding for services for the poor, elderly and disabled.
UnitedHealth CEO Compensation Up 4 Percent In 2012UnitedHealth Group Inc. kept CEO Stephen J. Hemsley's salary stable in 2012 but bumped up his total compensation for a year in which the nation's largest health insurer grew earnings and enrollment and launched a major acquisition.
House Court Funding Bill Ups Pay For Minn. JudgesA Minnesota House budget for the state court system includes salary increases for the state's judges and travel and lodging reimbursements for state Court of Appeals judges who live in greater Minnesota.
Minn. Senate Judiciary Budget Has Higher Judge Pay The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill funding state courts and corrections including a pay increase for judges.
Plan To Boost Lawmaker Pay In Minn. Budget Bill Minnesota lawmakers would get their first pay boosts since the late 1990s under a budget proposal rolled out Tuesday in the Senate that also includes salary increases for the governor and top agency leaders.
Tussle Over Staff Pay Sours Minn. Session Start A tussle over pay cuts for Senate Republican staff members has caused an early rift in a legislative session where harmony was the goal.
Reality Check: Minn. Legislature Boosts Pay Out Of Public EyeNew numbers from the Minnesota legislature show state lawmakers paid themselves more than a $1 million last year in per diem payments -- out of the public eye.