Minnesota Lawmakers Reach Deal On Public Safety, Including Some Police Accountability MeasuresRepublican and DFL leaders at the state capitol say they have reached a bipartisan agreement on a public safety spending package that includes more police accountability measures.
Wisconsin GOP Lawmakers Question School Chief Over COVID AidThe ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and how Wisconsin's schools and the state education department have responded to it dominated the Department of Public Instruction hearing.
Democrats Outspent GOP 2-1 In Failed Bid To Take LegislatureOverall, Democratic candidates and outside groups spent more than $16 million in their unsuccessful attempt to retake control of the Senate from Republicans, who spent just $7.7 million defending their one-vote majority.
MyPillow's Mike Lindell Among The Trump Acolytes Still Carrying The TorchMany Republicans, particularly those in Washington, are eager to move on from the former president and his personality-driven, racially divisive politics.
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.
Chair Of St. Croix GOP Party Resigns After Posting Members Should 'Prepare For War'John Kraft had refused calls from the state Republican Party to remove the post. The county website was down on Friday.
St. Croix GOP Refuses To Remove 'Prepare For War' PostA local Republican group in northwestern Wisconsin refused to take down an online message urging conservatives to "prepare for war" despite urging from the state GOP and the violence last week at the U.S. Capitol.
Sen. Klobuchar, Top Dem In Panel Overseeing Electoral College Count, Decries 11 Sens. Planning To Reject ResultsSen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, the top Democrat on the panel overseeing the Electoral College count, said the Republican effort to create a federal commission “to supersede state certifications" is wrong.
COVID, Surpluses, Reopening Schools: A Preview Of Minnesota's 2021 SessionThe Minnesota Legislature remains split after the 2020 election. When the session starts, the DFL-led House will meet entirely online because of the pandemic. The Republican-controlled Senate will try a hybrid approach.
Minnesota GOP Lawmakers Sue To Undo State Employee Pay RaiseRep. Marion O’Neill, R-Maple Lake, and Sen. Mark Koran, R-North Branch, have asked a Ramsey County Judge to strike down a decision by the Minnesota Management and Budget.
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.
2 State Senators Defect From DFL To Form New Independent CaucusSens. Thomas Bakk and David Tomassoni say they're doing so to take an opportunity to better serve their districts within the legislative framework.
Friends, Neighbors Navigate Tricky Political Divide As Nation Waits For ResultsRice County split votes for President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Voters there shared how they’re handling relationships with people that have opposing views.
Election Results Set Stage For Further Gridlock At Minnesota CapitolWith little change in the balance of power, Democrats and Republicans are likely to continue to struggle to find common ground on major issues.
Two Very Different Scenes Expected At DFL, GOP Election Night HeadquartersDemocrats believe the turnout will top the modern day record of 77% set back in 2008, and they think that is going to benefit them and power them to victory.