DEED Commissioner Steve Grove said there was a move away from putting more money into grants he described as “siloed, carve-out programs,” but instead to “bring the philosophy of equity to all that we do.”
Grove, who once worked for YouTube and founded the Google News Lab, moved back to Minnesota from California last year before being picked to lead DEED.
House DFLers have unveiled a “comprehensive plan” to address the fatal disease, which has been found in isolated pockets of Minnesota but has flourished in Wisconsin and Iowa. Republicans have not supported all of the DFL-led legislation, but have also made battling CWD a priority.
The governor and his Department of Commerce had been mulling whether to drop the Dayton administration’s appeal after taking office, but ultimately decided to stay the course after the lawsuit was thrown out last week on a technicality.
A judge’s order put new pressure on Gov. Tim Walz to quickly take a side on an issue he has been quietly mulling since taking office in January.
As a region, the Midwest is expected to be highly impacted by automation in the workplace. Minnesota stands out as an exception.
From 2010 to 2017, Minnesota had such a program, which rewards what can be a high-risk bet on entrepreneurs and nascent startups. Reinstating it has been a popular idea among lawmakers from both parties so far in the 2019 legislative session.
A task force convened last year by former Gov. Mark Dayton has recommended Minnesota allow platooning and has drafted legislation to make it legal.
An advisory panel’s proposals have already revealed fault lines at the Legislature, where lawmakers from both parties doubt how fast the state should leap into the self-driving market.
Warnings about climate change are getting more alarming. The GOP-led Senate and DFL-controlled House are offering starkly different responses.
Groundwater pollution from old construction materials has prompted the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to look at revamping landfill rules.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing to allocate $70 million for internet projects. But even that funding would only go so far toward the state’s ultimate goal — to bring much faster universal internet to everyone in Minnesota by 2016.
Former Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration opposed the controversial proposal. Whether that approach will continue under Gov. Tim Walz is now unclear.
For the most part, DFLers have offered vastly different solutions to the problem, however.
Tension between environmentalists and industry has become a hallmark of DFL politics. Walz is trying to keep both groups happy.
The developments left political opponents and environmental groups reeling, even as an attempt to cement a critical land-exchange between PolyMet and the U.S. Forest Service fell apart on Thursday.
Enbridge’s Line 3 project looms especially large in the selection process for the next member of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.