A case before the state Supreme Court argues that Minnesota law has no rational basis for denying felons who are no longer in prison or jail the right to vote.
Minnesota requires public officials to disclose source of income, property owned, significant holding in stocks and bonds and, yes, any horse racing interests.
Special sessions require the sort of negotiation and concessions that have been hard to come by for decades in Minnesota.
Zelle, a former state Minnesota Department of Transportation commissioner, was appointed Met Council chair just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
In Roseau, in northwestern Minnesota, the problem is so acute that the city has taken drastic measures, building a $6.8 million apartment complex that is funded almost entirely with public money.
The state House Finance Agency, tenant rights activists and Mid Minnesota Legal Aid address the most-frequently asked questions they get from both and renters and landlords about the state’s rental assistance program.
Instead, Walz said he’s focusing on the few things left in his control, such as expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine boosters and using his platform as governor to ask people to get vaccinated.
Though lawmakers and the general public once had to notify the state Department of Public Safety when they had a gun at the Capitol complex, the Legislature got rid of that requirement years ago.
There’s something about having billions to spend that brings people together. Meanwhile, U.S. Reps. Dean Phillips and Angie Craig have criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar and the four Republican members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation for voting against the bill.
“The campaign for me is worth it if we have some serious discussions about clean water, clean politics,” Painter said. “I don’t want to get in there just to make a lot of noise.”
Tribes that own and operate casinos in Minnesota had previously been uninterested in sports gambling, a form of gaming that has not proven to be especially lucrative. But there are signs their stance on the issue might be softening.
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The nine-member Frontline Worker Pay Working Group could never come to an agreement on which pandemic workers should be eligible for the $250 million set aside by the Legislature.
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 money represents unprecedented spending on child care, even as child care advocates say it’s not nearly enough to address longstanding economic problems with the system.
While some are concerned with environmental dangers of aquaculture, others see the industry as a promising one for Minnesota.
Many of Minnesota’s small, in-home child care businesses say larger centers get more attention and resources from the government.
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.”
Earlier this month, the Minnesota Psychiatric Society released a position paper opposing authorization of medical cannabis as a treatment for all anxiety disorders.