Democrats in the House may be aligned with Gov. Tim Walz’s administration on many environmental issues. But they have split with Walz on studying the karst and Pineland Sands regions.
The DFL and GOP have allocated differing amounts to a program that gives grants to Minnesota schools looking to install solar arrays.
Bills related to mining tend to divide lawmakers in ways other environmental proposals don’t.
The nonprofit collaborative EMERGE and its partners have vigorously denied that there are any major issues with their work.
The environmental budget proposal isn’t born out of frustration with how state agencies are performing, said Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, who chairs the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee.
This week: Trump blows up the Department of Homeland Security, Attorney General William Barr dares to mention the S-word, and the Minnesota delegation crowns a hotdish champion.
The idea for the dumpster bill is to provide a convenient way for hunters to butcher their deer and dispose of the carcass in manner that will lower the risk of spreading prions, the abnormal and self-replicating proteins believed to cause CWD.
How much money to spend on the initiative will certainly be at issue this year. But the debate about oversight is likely to be just as contentious.
The GOP’s big health care plan; security clearance questions; Klobuchar campaign update; and more.
Prairie Island sits next to one of Minnesota’s two nuclear plants, yet the tribe has never benefited from money paid to the state by Xcel for storing radioactive waste there.
As part of a broader effort to cut waste in Minnesota, some Democrats are pushing a bill aimed at keeping more carpet out of landfills — and in the hands of companies who can reuse it.
The bill would prohibit Minnesota’s Department of Commerce from spending money to appeal a decision by the Public Utilities Commission to grant a critical permit.
Republicans weren’t exactly keen on the DFL’s priority on child care — expanding CCAP — before the audit, and the report has heightened their opposition.
The decision by Landwehr, who led the Department of Natural Resources under former Gov. Mark Dayton for eight years, to join the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters was a controversial one.
Trump’s budget; the Mueller report; Congress rejects border national emergency; and more.
Fraud, dysfunction, failed policies and subpoenas all made their way into the report. What didn’t? Any evidence of a connection between Minnesota’s Child Care Assistance Program and funding for the al-Shabab terrorist organization.
New DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen was battle tested as mayor for a small city. Will that help her manage an agency often under siege?
Republicans, who have a majority in the state Senate, were largely skeptical of the governor’s energy and have already painted it as an unrealistic mandate that would raise energy bills for consumers.
Some worry that a new initiative, “Reimagining Minnesota State,” isn’t all that different from an old initiative, a plan that soured relations between faculty and the system’s former president.