A lot of Walz’s proposed spending would be embedded into the state operating budget, obligating the state to spend more in the future to keep those programs in place.
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi and Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman say the concerns with some of their policies and decisions are overblown, misunderstood, or have more police support than Republicans are letting on — even as they concede there might be some cause for common ground among county attorneys, cops and the GOP.
The purpose of U’s “constitutional autonomy” is to create a buffer between the politics of the Legislature and the academic values of the university, says retired U of M law professor Fred Morrison. “It’s that buffer that makes it function.”
The panel also recommended the state raise application fees for Minnesota driver’s licenses and extend the validity of licenses to eight years.
Known as the “pass-through entity tax,” law is similar to others passed in at least 22 states — all aimed at helping certain businesses get around an unpopular 2017 change in federal law.
Talon Metals Corp. wants to build an underground mine that would operate for nine years and primarily extract nickel, but also some copper, cobalt, platinum group metals and iron.
The amendment — which would make it the “paramount duty” of the state to provide all children in Minnesota with a quality public education — will require a majority vote of the state House and Senate to get on the ballot this fall.
Lawmakers in both parties often argue public safety should not be politicized, yet crime is also expected to be a potent campaign issue later this year, a situation that could fuel a rancorous and partisan debate at the Capitol.
As one of the few DFLers representing a deep red area of Greater Minnesota, Marquart’s departure could play a role in who controls the House next year.
The Austin police department was researching the technology before an officer fatally shot Kokou Christopher Fiafonou in December.
It wasn’t all good news Monday. The quarterly update contained a warnings from the state’s macroeconomic consultant — that the November forecast was based on a prediction for the national economy that was too optimistic.
The four proposals would create a similar number of majority-minority and “minority opportunity” districts, even if only one of the plans has the expressed goal of increasing the political clout of Minnesota’s communities of color.
What to know about where the $1 billion proposal stands today — and what’s in store for PolyMet in the coming year.
Tuesday’s oral arguments will be the final chance for the groups hoping to influence a special five-judge panel charged with drawing new congressional and legislative districts for Minnesota if (or when) the Legislature fails to agree on a new political map.
Why so much of what elected officials talked about in 2021 — and journalists wrote about in 2021 — didn’t actually come to pass.
A Q&A with the New Hope DFLer about his decision not to run for county attorney, his plans for public safety legislation in 2022 — and whether he thinks Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson should step down.
How much more? According to Minnesota Management and Budget, the surplus started off at $8.98 billion before some of the money was spent thanks to a series of financial triggers set off when the state brings in excess revenue.
Alexandria is seen as a leader in coordinating efforts among law enforcement and mental health professionals. But the city’s experience also illustrates the complexity of responding to mental health crises in Greater Minnesota.
Though Minnesota is does well in protecting state agencies against attacks, there are a lot of vulnerabilities at the local level.