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 House Backs Gun Control Proposals Over GOP ObjectionsHouse Democrats wrapped the proposals into a public safety bill that passed 70-64 early Tuesday. Five Democrats voted no.
Minnesota GOP, DFL At Odds With Dueling Tax PlansMinnesota's is the only divided legislature in the country, and there's no better example of it than these dueling tax plans.
Trump Seeks To Be First GOP Presidential Candidate To Win MN Since 1972President Donald Trump will be in the Twin Cities Monday. He ended up losing Minnesota by just 50,000 votes in 2016.
Minnesota House Dems Blame GOP For Rising Drug PricesThe chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Michelle Benson, countered that her chamber has been working on drug prices since before the session but is focusing on "bills that will impact the entire market," not just one drug.
Minnesota House GOP Proposes Crackdown On Child Care FraudMinnesota House Republicans have unveiled an extensive proposal to crack down on fraud in the state's Child Care Assistance Program and other public programs.
Wisconsin GOP Asks For Stay Order On Judge's Block Of Lame Duck LawsThe Legislature passed the laws during a previously unscheduled extraordinary session called in December, just before Gov. Tony Evers took office.
Clay Co. Republican Party Of Minnesota Compares Bernie Sanders To Hitler On FacebookThe Clay County Republican Party of Minnesota is apologizing for a since-deleted Facebook post that compared Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to Adolf Hitler.
Wisconsin GOP Proposes 10 Percent Income Tax CutGov. Evers campaigned on paying for an income tax cut by reducing a corporate tax cut program by about $340 million.
White House Denounces Rep. King, Of Iowa, Over 'White Supremacist' QuoteKing was quoted last week by The New York Times as saying: "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?"
Federal Government Shutdown Is Hours AwayThe federal government will partially shut down Friday at midnight if the House and Senate don't pass a spending bill.
Trump Slams GOP Leaders Over Border Wall MoneyTrump already has lashed out at GOP leaders in Congress over the lack of wall funding in a short-term spending bill that passed the Senate on Wednesday.
Wis. GOP Senate Leader Won't Rule Out Medicaid ExpansionScott Fitzgerald says he doesn't see support for taking the federal money right now, "but there's a lot of moving parts but I don't want to be presumptuous and rule it out."
White House Moves Toward Federal Government ShutdownPresident Trump is "absolutely" willing to shut down the government if Congress doesn't authorize funding for a border wall and will do "whatever is necessary" to get the wall built, according to Stephen Miller, a White House senior adviser.
Gov. Walker Signs 3 Bills Into Law Weakening Incoming Governor's PowersSince his loss to Tony Evers in November, Scott Walker has not said what he plans to do. His term ends on Jan. 7.