The budget proposes giving $150 million to start construction on the line, but congressional and state politics have to play out just right to get it.
The campaign is over. The debt remains. Here’s how Minnesota candidates are dealing with it.
WASHINGTON — The bill would encourage states to adopt ‘safe harbor’ laws like those in Minnesota.
For some Minnesotans, the testing component of the much-maligned law is an important civil rights question.
Rather than talking to politicians, we let their guests discuss what they heard from President Obama on Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON — Do you miss the election? Do you miss the campaign finance dashboard? Let’s revisit both for one minute.
Minnesota Rep. Tim Walz is close to pushing a “first-step” veterans’ mental health bill through Congress, but everyone acknowledges more needs to be done.
The provision, much-debated during Franken’s re-election campaign, could receive a vote next week.
Lawmakers’ committee assignments give an idea of the issues most important to them.
Plenty of people in Washington want to get rid of the tax. They just need to figure out how to pay for it.
“We see Cuba as a market of 11 million people, 11 million new customers that can buy American products, and to me, that means jobs in America,” Klobuchar said.
On everything from building relationships to reading legislation, Emmer is using his time in St. Paul as a guide for what to expect in D.C.
A look back at some of the most important federal politics and policy stories in Minnesota this year.
In a word: maybe, thanks to a section in the recently-passed federal spending bill that has raised questions about the feds’ share of the bill for the light rail project.
The Senate passed its government funding bill over the weekend despite no votes from Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken.
WASHINGTON – The bill funds most of the government through September; it passed late Thursday night.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar has been named the Democrats’ liaison to the GOP, and she has an optimistic view of bipartisan potential heading into next year.
After eight years in Congress, Bachmann is bidding goodbye to the U.S. House of Representatives.