The state’s Office of Management and Budget says actual tax collections have been better than initially predicted when COVID-19 hit Minnesota.
The Senate’s approval of the $1.9 billion legislation on Thursday marked the end of a strange, months-long process, one that involved five special sessions and a lot of discussions over things that had very little to do with public construction projects.
The Walz campaign’s frantic appeals offer a case study in modern campaign fundraising tactics, with perpetual requests that play on emotion, partisanship and the pressure of (sometimes fake) deadlines.
House Speaker Melissa Hortman anticipates at least six Republicans to support the deal when it comes to a vote Wednesday.
While precautions around COVID-19 have changed how the so-called ground game is being conducted by political groups in Minnesota this year, they haven’t eliminated it.
A GOP campaign mailer says a DFL lawmaker in the Minnesota House “stood with the criminals,” and “voted to allow our cities to defund our police.” Is that a fair critique — or a massive stretch?
The race between longtime GOP state Sen. Warren Limmer and DFL challenger Bonnie Westlin in Senate District 34 has become a proxy fight for groups from outside the district, waged largely over broader themes, from redistricting and gun safety to criminal justice reform and recreational marijuana.
MinnPost looked at the fundamentals of the districts along with data from the parties, interest groups and political caucuses to arrive at a batch of races that could determine control of the House and Senate.
The most recent reports filed by Minnesota political committees show activity — both money raised and money spent — through Sept. 15.
The program, funded with $100 million of federal CARES Act money, directs money to landlords, banks and utilities for people who’ve fallen behind on payments due to the pandemic.
I have worked for other news outlets where chasing the daily story was expected. The MinnPost strategy is better — and a lot more fun.
If Catholic Charities CEO Tim Marx has a message for those who will continue working to address homelessness in the region after he leaves the organization, it’s this: It’s not too late.
The Minnesota Legislature is set to meet in special session on Friday with the same agenda as in the August session — and the same meager odds of getting any of it done.
In a span of two hours, the DFL and Minnesota GOP each held events during which they outlined major campaign themes — and revealed their willingness to troll each other.
From St. Cloud and Austin to Lakeville and Woodbury, Republicans are hoping to swing close legislative races by tying DFL candidates to what they see as lawlessness — and efforts to dismantle the police — in Minneapolis.
Minnesota and other states are being told that personal protective equipment might be removed from the list of expenses FEMA will reimburse them for.
Earlier this month, the Federal Transit Administration sent what’s called the full funding grant agreement for the $2 billion project to Congress, triggering a 30-day review that is mostly a formality.