The total might reflect some pent-up demand for project spending; requests from state and local agencies in 2018 was $2 billion less than the current amount.
Amid the debate over copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, we asked people at Ely’s annual Blueberry/Arts Festival whether they believe a Twin Metals mine should be built.
In an interview, Jensen sounds off on partisanship, the corrosive effects of power — and the dumb ways decisions are often made at the Minnesota Legislature.
Let’s look at the numbers.
The widespread availability of naloxone may mean some overdose victims never come in contact with the health care system.
One big issue for cities is the increased number of antennas, or as the industry calls it: “network densification.”
Since February, Rep. Pete Stauber has been pushing a bill that would switch all reservations in the BWCA back to a lottery system — clashing with the Trump administration in the process.
In a major shift, Twin Metals says it plans to store much of the waste from its proposed mine using the “dry stack” method, an emerging technology that some argue is a better strategy for preventing water pollution.
Gov. Tim Walz rejected suggestions that the department is in chaos, citing the willingess of Pam Wheelock to take on the job. “I don’t think that acting Commissioner Wheelock saw an agency in crisis,” he said. “I think she saw an agency at a transition point.”
The idea is a vestige of former Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s 2004 effort, called RxConnect, to let Minnesotans purchase prescription drugs from Canada.
It’s not going to be easy.
While the auditor’s findings could spark legislative action, the office is “not reviewing whether PolyMet should occur or not.”
And does that justify legalization? A new political committee is trying to make the case.
The Legislature re-instituted an “angel” tax credit and created “Launch Minnesota” to nurture the state’s tech scene. Lawmakers also agreed to spend $40 million on a grant program to help build infrastructure for rural high-speed internet.
A deal struck during the 2019 legislative session extends a moratorium preventing nonprofit HMOs to be purchased or convert to for-profit companies.
Glencore brings a hefty bankroll, a wealth of experience in the field — and a history of labor issues and pollution problems.
For some districts shouldering the largest special education cross-subsidy expenses the new special education aid is too little, too late.
Equity money makes up a significant chunk of state spending on workforce development, and direct payments to nonprofits specifically chosen by the Legislature have ignited considerable debate at the state Capitol.
The 17-member commission has until October of 2020 to find the savings. If it fails, an equal amount will be taken from state reserves in the 2021-23 state budget.
More than 1,100 Minnesota dairy farms closed up between 2012 and 2017, leaving only about 3,600 farms