Some Minnesota Senate Republicans expressed doubts about the seriousness of the dangers posed by COVID-19, portraying Walz’s use of his emergency powers as dictatorial.
The move to shift the balance of power between the mayor and City Council threatens to reignite a conflict over the structure of municipal government that many thought had been settled more than 30 years ago.
Once poverty is concentrated in a neighborhood, the neighborhood usually stays poor.
The Fifth District primary, Jason Lewis responds to MinnPost’s coverage and Andy Slavitt says something hopeful on COVID-19.
Antone Melton-Meaux says he supported Omar when she first ran for the seat in 2018. Now, he says, voters are ready for someone else.
For weeks, Republicans at the Minnesota Legislature have said they won’t pass any bills that would abolish, defund or diminish police departments in Minnesota — even though DFL lawmakers say that’s not something they’ve ever proposed.
During an appearance before a special select committee of the Minnesota House of Representatives Wednesday, the former acting director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services offered some hope for battling coronavirus.
Wisconsin has failed to deliver unemployment aid to thousands at a time when they most need it. The crisis was years in the making.
Even with a July special session looming, the issue may have lost any chance of passing in 2020. Why?
Several county attorneys in Greater Minnesota expressed deep reservations over relinquishing their powers, while some worried the AG’s could be swayed by partisan winds — or make decisions that clash with local views on criminal justice issues.
Minnesota’s insulin affordability plan had been sold as a compromise with the drug industry. That made the filing of the lawsuit galling to some, including Gov. Tim Walz, who said when told of PhRMA’s suit: “What the hell?”
Lewis called Martin “guilty” and lauded Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, as a good Samaritan.
Communities United Against Police Brutality, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar and Black Visions Collective describe their proposals for change.
The head of the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association also cautioned bar owners that not following the state’s guidelines to stem COVID-19 infections “may end up being the reason for our Governor to dial back,” on reopening. “We have to do better.”
As calls for accountability from the Minneapolis Police Department continue to mount, city officials are turning to data in hopes of identifying problematic police officers before they use excessive force.
So far, the numbers have indicated that Minnesotans are on board in making the shift to voting by mail. As of Friday, the Secretary of State reported that 207,835 absentee ballot applications had been received. That compares to 8,964 applications at the same point in 2016.
The Justice in Policing Act gets a vote; Klobuchar will not be vice president; and all about proxy voting.
The bill was supported by Democrats but received little support from Republicans, whose own police-reform effort was blocked in the Senate the day prior.
In May, the U.S. House started using proxy voting, which allows a member to designate another member to cast their vote for them on the floor of the chamber.
Repeated statements by GOP leaders at the Minnesota Legislature make it clear they see any problems with policing as a more of a Minneapolis issue than a systemic one.