With less than two months left in the session, it’s hard to see how any deal will come together, not only when it comes to the one must-do — passing a state budget — but also on front-page issues like health care, transportation and guns.
As part of a broader effort to cut waste in Minnesota, some Democrats are pushing a bill aimed at keeping more carpet out of landfills — and in the hands of companies who can reuse it.
The workers are athletes who suit up for the St. Paul Saints, the minor league baseball team that plays home games at the heavily public subsidized CHS Field in Lowertown, 1.2 miles away from the state Capitol.
The bill would prohibit Minnesota’s Department of Commerce from spending money to appeal a decision by the Public Utilities Commission to grant a critical permit.
Earlier this month, Attorney General Keith Ellison announced his office had reached a settlement with four fast-food companies regarding anti-poaching requirements — the kind of case Ellison often cited among his reasons for wanting to become AG.
One proposal, which has bipartisan support, would allow those who donate to affordable housing projects to take a dollar-for-dollar credit off of their state income tax bill.
Republicans weren’t exactly keen on the DFL’s priority on child care — expanding CCAP — before the audit, and the report has heightened their opposition.
Municipal IDs are aimed at providing identification to people who are unwilling or unable to get state driver’s licenses or IDs, often because they are undocumented immigrants.
A threshold of vaccination rate of ninety percent or higher is needed to ensure safety of the general population.
The Equity and Opportunity Scholarship Act would allow donations to scholarship foundations to be credited against state income taxes. The foundations would use the money to give private school scholarships to low- and middle-income students.
The decision by Landwehr, who led the Department of Natural Resources under former Gov. Mark Dayton for eight years, to join the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters was a controversial one.
The Office of the Legislative Auditor is nonpartisan and independent. Sometimes that means it can function as an honest broker in a highly politicized Capitol. But sometimes it just means there’s something for both sides to seize upon.
The bill attempts to resolve a campaign finance disclosure gap illustrated most recently by an effort in 2017 by the group Minneapolis Works on behalf of several incumbent Minneapolis city council members.
Fraud, dysfunction, failed policies and subpoenas all made their way into the report. What didn’t? Any evidence of a connection between Minnesota’s Child Care Assistance Program and funding for the al-Shabab terrorist organization.
New DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen was battle tested as mayor for a small city. Will that help her manage an agency often under siege?
Preemption was a more potent issue over the last four years, when Republicans controlled both the House and Senate.
Few issues divide DFLers and Republicans at the Minnesota Legislature these days more than the push to allow convicted felons the right to vote once they are no longer incarcerated.
A Senate bill to partially legalize sports books in Minnesota narrowly passed out of its first committee Thursday, but the Senate majority leader isn’t keen on the idea, and the state’s 11 Native American tribes are opposed.
Now that the U.S. economy is approaching its longest-ever expansion, the onetime co-chairs of the poverty panel want to renew their efforts.
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari offered several hard-to-pigeonhole views before the Minnesota Senate Finance Committee Tuesday.