Budget Forecast: Minnesota Has A $1.5 Billion SurplusThe forecast released Thursday by Minnesota Management and Budget sets the stage for the debate over taxes and spending in the 2019 legislative session. The surplus gives Gov.-elect Tim Walz and the Legislature more room for new spending initiatives, tax cuts or some combination of both.
'Responsible & Sustainable': Economists Caution Against Extreme Spending Despite SurplusState finance officials say federal tax cuts this year helped spark a burst of economic activity.
Big Changes Could Be Coming For Paid Family, Sick Leave In MinnesotaMinnesota legislative leaders say there could be a major change when it comes to paid family and sick leave policies. That message comes as Republican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says he would like to see relief for families burdened by high child-care costs.
Reality Check: How Minnesota Voted in the 2018 Midterm ElectionMinnesota's mid-term election is behind us, and we are now getting a much clearer picture of what happened.Based on new maps and state election data, Women, minorities and anti-President Donald Trump voters held the key to the election. Democrat Tim Walz easily won the Minnesota governor's race. But for many voters, the election was also about Trump. The president campaigned in Minnesota twice, and it helped -- a little.
Former Gov. Ventura Meets With Future Gov. Walz For Pep TalkVentura says the newly elected Democrat called him shortly after last week's election to request a meeting.
'Time To Move On': Jeff Johnson Calling It Quits On Elected PoliticsJeff Johnson, the Republican politician who lost his second race for governor last week, is done with elected politics.
After Midterm Victory, Gov.-Elect Tim Walz Empowered To Pursue AgendaAfter winning the Minnesota governor's race by 11 points, Congressman and Gov.-elect Tim Walz says he feels empowered to pursue his agenda.
Talking Points: Gov.-Elect Tim Walz On Gas Tax, Gun ControlLast year, the Minnesota Capitol was marred by gridlock as Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton clashed with legislative leaders in the GOP-controlled House and Senate.
Election Brings Divided Power Back To Minnesota's CapitolMinnesota voters shook up who's in charge at the state Capitol in the midterm elections but there's one constant: divided government.
Minnesota To See Renewed Gun Control Debate Amid ShootingsMinnesota can expect a renewed debate over gun control measures. Gov.-elect Tim Walz said Thursday common-sense gun control measures will be a priority for his administration.
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.
Marijuana Legalization Parties Gains Major Party Status In MinnesotaPeople who support full legalization of marijuana in Minnesota hope a Democrat-controlled House brings them one step closer to their goal. Voters supported their efforts by giving two political parties for cannabis legalization 5 percent of the vote --- which gives them major political party status.