'We Have Folks Working 100-Hour Workweeks': Minnesota’s Long-Term Care Facilities Reach Critically Low StaffingHealthcare experts are sharing a worrisome outlook on the viability of some long-term care facilities in Minnesota.
Political Standstill At Capitol Preventing Action On Frontline Worker Pay, Drought ReliefA political standstill is preventing a special legislative session at the Minnesota State Capitol, putting the fate of bonus pay for frontline workers and drought relief for farmers in limbo.
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.
Minnesota Senate Votes To End Special Session, Tables Votes On CommissionersThe Minnesota Legislature’s special session is now officially over after the Senate adjourned Wednesday instead of voting on the fate of some top government officials’ jobs in Gov. Tim Walz’s administration.
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 House Passes Public Safety Deal Without Some DFL Police Accountability DemandsA group of DFL lawmakers vowed to amend a public safety budget deal to include more police accountability measures left out of a final deal between leaders. But on Tuesday, they dropped their push for some of those provisions and accepted fewer, more narrow changes, paving the way for the bill to pass in time to keep government services operating.
More Than 200 Construction Projects Impacted If Transportation Budget Not Signed QuicklyThe transportation budget, which funds road projects, state patrol and more, is among several pieces of the $52 billion total in state spending that is hanging over the legislature in the final days of the fiscal year.
With 10 Days Left In Special Session, Legislators Still Have Plenty Of Work To DoThe Minnesota Legislature has 10 days to get all 15 budget bills done or the state government will shut down.
'Bumpy Ride': Minnesota Legislature Continues Special Session Work, As Deadline Before Shutdown LoomsEach day that comes and goes without bills passing means one step closer to a fate the legislature hopes to avoid: a government shutdown.
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.
Legislature Set To Debate Police Reform During Special SessionAs the special session of the legislature kicks off Monday, one of the topics that will be debated is police reform.
Minnesota Legislature Anticipates Monday's Special Session With Unfinished BusinessThe Minnesota legislature will begin a special session Monday to hash out the $52 billion budget and resolve remaining policy disputes as quickly as possible to avoid a government shutdown.
'The Sausage Will Get Made': Legislative Leaders Expect Budget Deal To Get Done During Special SessionThe Minnesota legislature is expected to return next week for a special session to pass a two-year budget.
Minnesota Senate Passes $216M COVID Relief Bill For Businesses, UnemploymentThe Minnesota Senate overwhelmingly passed a $216 million economic relief bill Monday, as well as a 13-week extension of unemployment benefits.
Gov. Tim Walz's COVID Emergency Powers Extended During 4th Special SessionGov. Tim Walz wants to extend his emergency powers for another 30 days and needs the Minnesota Legislature's approval.