Special Session To End Friday, With Or Without Resolution On Police ReformHeading into the session, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz hoped lawmakers would address COVID-19 relief, a bonding bill, a tax bill, and police reforms. So far, none of those issues are settled.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Some Lawmakers Say State Capitol Should Be Shut DownThe U.S. Capitol is shut down to the public because of COVID-19. Meanwhile, the Minnesota State Capitol remains open, not only for business but for public gatherings and large rallies. Now, some legislators who are doctors say the capitol should be shut down to the public.
House Republicans Call For Tax Relief With Budget SurplusThere's a tug-of-war at the Capitol over what to do with Minnesota's $1.5 billion budget surplus.
State Capitol's 'Doctors' Caucus' Unveils 3 Bills To Address Health Care CostsOne of the bills would create a pharmacy commission to investigate drug pricing. The second would provide tax breaks to people whose premiums exceed 10% of their income. The third would require insurance companies to cover four mental health visits per patient per year.
Democratic Leaders Announce Proposal To Address Climate CrisisThe Minnesota House Climate Action Caucus proposed Monday to invest $191.5 million into fighting the state’s climate crisis.
State Lawmakers Unveil Bill To End Child Marriage In MinnesotaWomen in bridal gowns and chains gathered at the State Capitol today. They're protesting Minnesota laws that allow 16 and 17-year-olds to marry with parental and judicial approval.
Minnesota Senate, House Pass Bill Aimed At Drug PricesThe Senate passed it unanimously Thursday, 67-0. The House then passed it 130-2 and sent it to Gov. Tim Walz for his signature.
Walz Begins Transition To Minnesota GovernorHe visited the state Capitol Thursday with Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan and his wife, Gwen Walz, to open a transition office.
Service Honors Minnesota's Fallen FirefightersA special ceremony was held on the State Capitol grounds on Sunday in honor of those who've given their lives for our safety.
At Capitol Display, Huey Helicopter Spurs Reflection For Vietnam VetsAs the last of the 140 black engraved panels snapped into place Wednesday, the true cost of the Vietnam War came alive in St. Paul.
Gun Control Proponents Gather At Capitol As Season Nears EndMore than a hundred Minnesotans stood on the State Capitol steps Saturday demanding gun law reform.
How To Spend Memorial Day In The Twin CitiesMemorial Day is on the horizon. It’s the unofficial beginning of summer, but more importantly, it’s a time to reflect and remember. Here are some of the events happening to honor the day.
Families Of Distracted Driving Victims Plea For Hands-Free Device BillPeople who lost loved ones to distracted driving are not ready to accept this is the end of the road for a bill that could prevent it.
With 6 Days Left, Little Progress In Legislative SessionGov. Mark Dayton is calling on Republicans to provide emergency funding for schools, or he won't sign a bill for the state's tax code.
Dayton Won't Sign Tax Bill Without Emergency Funding For SchoolsMark Dayton's comments Monday set the stage for tricky negotiations with GOP legislative leaders as they careen toward deadlines.