As he prepares to step down as head of SEIU Local 26, Javier Morillo — the self-styled ‘thug in pastels’ — talks about how Minnesota politics has changed.
On Wednesday, the governor met with activists to discuss fighting rapid increases in the cost of insulin.
It was either an innocent snafu, partisan budget negotiations gone awry or a mix of the two. But either way, the LWC is stuck in government purgatory — granted new funding but still set to sunset on July 1.
They key to a relatively productive legislative session, says Hortman? Waiting until 2020 to wage the 2020 campaign.
The 2019 state budget deal omits any money for new transit, which means Saturday’s celebration of the opening of the C Line BRT could be the last party of its kind for some time.
The equity program has been popular at the Capitol. But it has also been the source of friction between some nonprofits and the state Department of Employment and Economic Opportunity, which administers the funding.
What the parties do with the information is up to them, as long as they don’t use it for commercial purposes. The public will not have access to the same data.
New drugs can make the disease untransmittable — but not everyone can afford them.
As the overall number of abortions performed in Minnesota has gone down, the share of nonresidents receiving abortions in the state has risen.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed a decision by the state’s Public Utilities Commission, a ruling that may delay Enbridge’s progress toward building the 337-mile pipeline.
The state of Minnesota is hardly the only funding source for affordable housing projects — but it is often a key source.
Both parties in both capitals claim to be for rural broadband development. That doesn’t mean the problem’s getting solved quickly.
A study looking at tax incentives for businesses in 32 states found they rarely paid off, and usually made the states’ financial situations worse.
What that means for parents, and business owners, concerned about making child care cheaper — and easier to access — across the state.
The 2019 session of the Minnesota Legislature was one of conflicting expectations.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle held up the four of the biggest funding areas – general and special education aid, preschool, and school safety grants – as victories, even though each made significant concessions to reach a deal.
Both the House and the Senate voted to outlaw TCE, and Minnesota would have been the first state in the country to end the use of the chemical, commonly used as an industrial solvent. But neither bill ultimately became law.
There will be no general tax increase, and no gas tax hike. But there will be a cut in the income tax rate for middle-income earners while a tax on medical providers will continue.
Despite a fair bit of common ground between House DFLers and Senate Republicans, a conference committee on the topics deadlocked.
This year, legislative leaders promised to do things differently. And they did, in that the 2019 session was marked by new and different ways of making decisions behind closed doors.