The successful restoration the Capitol — a building that once didn’t include a single women’s restroom — is due in no small part to a group of women lawmakers, architects, preservationists and construction workers.
Perez said little about President Donald Trump during his remarks, instead focusing his speech on health care, paid family leave and the desire among Democrats to make up for the losses of the 2016 election.
There’s a lot of excitement among Minnesota Democrats right now. But there are also plenty of questions going into the 2018 election — and lot at stake.
The lawsuit argues the governor violated the state’s Constitution when he vetoed $130 million in funding to operate the Minnesota House and Senate over the next two years.
A breakdown of how the state’s pension system works, how politics affects it — and what could happen if the system’s funding shortfall isn’t addressed.
If members of the Legislature didn’t even know what’s in the bills they pass, how is the public supposed to?
Experts say Dayton’s decision to defund the Legislature is the first time there’s been an effort to take a swipe at an entire branch of government.
On Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton signed all of the Legislature’s budget bills, even while vetoing $65 million to fund the operations of the state House and Senate.
A budget bill passed last week moves the functions of the Office on the Economic Status of Women into a broader legislative commission.
Messy as it was, lawmakers finished their work by early Friday, likely avoiding a state government shutdown.
There were other complications with the special session, including a disagreement over a bill aimed at blocking local governments from setting their own wage and labor standards.
Under the terms of the deal between Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders, legislators now have until 7 a.m. Wednesday to finalize the state budget.
Legislators need to complete their work by midnight, the constitutional deadline to adjourn. But some of the most complicated budget bills are yet to be done.
Republicans said the move was necessary to get the bills through the cumbersome legislative process before they run up against their Monday deadline to adjourn the session.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s offered Republicans a deal to “meet halfway” over surplus money. GOP lawmakers call Dayton’s math “fake.”
While there’s still time for GOP leaders and the governor to reach a budget agreement before the end of the session, things are starting to feel very 2011.
A decade ago, the state’s business community helped pass a gas-tax increase. These days, when it comes to transportation, it’s struggling to be heard.
GOP leaders left their Tuesday meeting with Dayton frustrated at the lack of progress. Within hours, they began taking up their own budget bills in the House and Senate.