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.
Susan Kent Defeats Tom Bakk To Become Senate DFL LeaderThe two-term member from Woodbury was elected Senate DFL Minority Leader on Saturday, toppling longtime Iron Range leader to become the first woman ever to lead the caucus.
Lawmaker Seeks Compromise On Property Tax Classification That Could Cost Cabin Owners BigMinnesota Sen. Tom Bakk finds himself in the middle of a controversy that he hopes will be sorted out at the State Capitol.
Lt. Gov. Fischbach Sued For Refusing To Give Up Senate SeatMinnesota's new Republican lieutenant governor is being sued for trying to keep her seat in the state Senate.
Minnesota's $188M Budget Shortfall Leaves Many QuestionsGov. Mark Dayton says a projected budget shortfall will require some "modest corrections" to the Legislature's budget passed earlier this year.
A List Of Who's Likely To Run For Governor In 2018The break from politics in Minnesota is over. Let the 2018 race for governor begin.
GOP Pick Gazelka For Minn. Senate Majority LeaderThere's a new face at the center of Minnesota's political power: Sen. Paul Gazelka, a lawmaker from the central part of the state who was elected Senate majority leader by Republicans in the chamber that has a new majority.
Gov. Dayton: Special Session Talks Are DeadMinnesota's governor and top legislative leaders Thursday gave up their plans to call a special session to finish all the work left undone from the regular session in May.
Bakk: Special Session Not Likely Until After ConventionsGov. Mark Dayton plans to meet with lawmakers as they try again to reach an agreement on a special session.
Bakk Says It's Unlikely For Transportation Bill To PassLawmakers have until midnight to figure out what to do with the state budget surplus, road and bridge funding and a massive public works bill.
No Movement Made With 3 Days Left In Legislative SessionWith just three days before the end of the 2016 legislative session there has still been no action on the major bills of the year.
Dayton Hopeful Deals Can Be Reached As Session Nears EndGov. Mark Dayton says he's hopeful top state lawmakers can come together on key issues in the waning days of the legislative session even though a transportation funding package remains uncertain.
Tax Cuts, Transportation Funding At Stake In Capitol ShowdownLegislative leaders are entering a stare down as time runs out at the Minnesota Capitol. Gov. Mark Dayton and leaders from the House and Senate are trying to hammer out deals on transportation funding.
GOP Transportation Funding Offer Includes Tab Hikes, No Mass TransitRepublicans in the Minnesota House offered Tuesday to hike license tab fees on new cars, the first time in the contentious debate over the transportation budget that they've agreed to raise new money to help fund $600 million in needed annual road and bridge repairs.
Transportation Plan Still Pending At MN CapitolWith only a week before Minnesota's Legislature must adjourn, state leaders in St. Paul still haven't reached a deal on a transportation funding plan.