Minnesota officials need not worry that Congress might claw back some of money the state got under the American Rescue Plan, though. As far as the feds are concerned, state government still lost revenue during the last budget period.
The conflict stems from a federal government policy of denying gun purchases and transfers to anyone who signs up for a state’s medical cannabis program.
The officer driving the squad car was not directly disciplined for crashing into a Lexus. Or for endangering pedestrians. Instead, he was disciplined for violating three department policies governing use of seat belts and for “normal and emergency vehicle operations.”
In a video, “Goal Line Stand,” posted Tuesday morning, Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan tout his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic as evidence of someone “making the tough calls.”
Registered patients will soon be able to buy marijuana in plant form and smoke it, a change that could eventually result in as many as 100,000 people in the program.
Taken together, tax collections for the seven months since the February 2021 forecast are $3.3 billion more than state economists predicted.
Rep. Rick Hansen, DFL-South St Paul, has introduced a bill that would require all cities to permit native landscapes.
At issue is a section of state law that came out of a revision of emergency powers laws following the 9/11 terror attacks.
Often in state legislative settings, just when the the sides of a debate seem furthest apart they announce a deal.
Kelley Martin is the founder of a small housing nonprofit who also works of a for-profit property management company. Neither side of her work has had much success navigating RentHelpMN.
The state’s newly adopted film credit — and newly extended historic preservation credit — is part of a niche business: the buying and selling of tax breaks.
Minnesota is one of 10 states that owes the feds money for covering payments made out of its unemployment insurance trust fund.
Both Jeremy Miller and Melisa López Franzen have touted their membership in the Purple Caucus, a loose organization of lawmakers who wanted to counter partisanship in St. Paul.
The GOP endorsement has become a must-win for statewide Republican candidates in Minnesota.
A MinnPost poll found a sharp divide between Republicans and most Minnesota voters on several issues.
So far, Minnesota state and local governments have distributed just 13 percent of the $375 million in federal money for rental assistance it received in December.
“Nobody likes the idea of a fence,” said Col. Matt Langer, the head of the Minnesota State Patrol. “I don’t anticipate the fence being up and down and up and down. But I can’t also predict the future.”
The controversy over former GOP Chair Jennifer Carnahan highlighted political parties’ unique status in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry says 96 percent of COVID-19 infected workers covered under the new law had their workers’ compensation claim accepted. Those who didn’t qualify saw their claim denied 72 percent of the time.
Builders and developers have pushed back on the idea, questioning whether the city should be in the business of deciding which materials — and how much of them — they can use.