As the federal government prepares to cut wolves from the Endangered Species Act again, the debate over wolf hunting in Minnesota is emerging anew.
DFL leaders continue to expect Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka to meet them somewhere between zero and the billions in tax increases they’ve proposed. Gazelka has refused to do that.
The approach has become so common — if so far unsuccessful — that when someone says “this shouldn’t be a partisan issue,” at the Capitol, it usually means the issue has already become just that.
Several BRT projects are currently on regional leaders’ funding wishlist, but much of what happens with those priorities will depend on what happens at the Legislature.
House DFL delayed the process for months while they wrangled votes, and it paid off: They voted together on a slate of candidates and filled three of the four seats with their selections.
$24 million isn’t a huge amount in the scheme of health care funding, but it is part of a much bigger conflict over the future of MinnesotaCare.
Special education costs a lot more than what either the state or federal government has been willing to pay for it.
The measure would put new restrictions on certain waste storage dams for future copper-nickel mines in Minnesota.
Critics say the program has disproportionately benefited business and governments — at the expense of the average energy customer.
Meeting in the middle can sometimes resolve policy differences. But it’s rarely helpful in resolving philosophical ones.
The Department of Labor and Industry estimates that 39,000 Minnesota workers aren’t fully paid what they’re owed each year, and labor and social justice advocates have waged a campaign to address the issue.
Democrats in the House may be aligned with Gov. Tim Walz’s administration on many environmental issues. But they have split with Walz on studying the karst and Pineland Sands regions.
DFLers were surprised by Republican Sen. Michelle Benson’s move to amend her own bill to include the benefit.
The DFL-controlled House and Gov. Tim Walz back budgets that include significant tax increases, while the GOP-controlled Senate has taken a no-new-taxes stance.
According to Capitol tradition, any changes to state election law must be bipartisan. In government, though, what exactly does that mean?
Making sense of the the Legislature’s various tax proposals.
The DFL and GOP have allocated differing amounts to a program that gives grants to Minnesota schools looking to install solar arrays.
DFL leaders had refused to schedule a joint convention, when all 201 legislators would elect regents, because of disagreement among caucus members about whom to elect.
By changing a single date, from “2019” in the original bill to “2017,” the Senate’s Jobs and Economic Growth omnibus bill would cancel local paid sick leave and minimum wage ordinances.
Minnesota State is in the midst of a big project to upgrade its technological infrastructure. It also needs money to keep the lights on.