After years of inaction by the Minnesota Legislature, the ACLU filed suit over the state’s system for denying voting rights to those convicted of felonies who are on probation.
“Our perspective is completely different from last election, from a tactical and strategic standpoint,” says DFL Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman.
Minnesota’s Safe at Home Program protects victims of abuse and stalking — but federal agencies don’t always cooperate with it.
The state of Minnesota as well as nonprofits and foundations are making a special effort to get inside the parts of the community most likely to resist the census and convince them that they should participate.
The governor expressed annoyance at learning of Republicans’ positions Thursday morning via Twitter. Later a closed meeting was set for 11:30 a.m. Friday.
As farmers have suffered under U.S. trade policies, a push to invigorate the biofuels industry in Minnesota has gained new momentum.
A recent assessment gives the state relatively good marks when it comes to Minnesota’s fiscal health, at least compared to other states. But that doesn’t mean the state is immune to serious economic threats.
For tax collections, that is. And in a good way: Revenue continues to outpace the state’s official forecast, though it’s the timing of payments — and not an increase in economic activity — that gets the credit.
In an election expected to be dominated by presidential politics, Minnesota’s two biggest parties will be spending a lot of time and money on the few races likely to decide control of the state Senate.
Reimbursement payments for CCAP are so low that Minnesota is not compliant with federal requirements. But Senate Republicans say they aren’t convinced DHS can be trusted with the money needed to address the problem.
The Wilder Foundation released a report earlier this year that found clear needs for intensive mental health services in Minnesota, and that there is a particular shortage of treatment options for adolescents.
Under a budget deal passed by the Legislature, they money was contingent on tax revenue exceeded the forecast by at least $63 million between February and the end of June.
In Minnesota, where there has been 50 confirmed cases of vaping-related lung damage and at least one death, Gov. Tim Walz’s authority is essentially limited to shouting, “Don’t!”
The opinion was a victory for states that have instituted rules to bar internet service providers from throttling web traffic and charging businesses more for faster speeds. It also gives new life to those who want Minnesota to follow suit.
Minnesota is one of 12 states being targeted by Republican and Democratic groups.
At the center of the impasse between House DFLers and Senate Republicans is the question of who should pay the relatively small cost of an emergency insulin plan: taxpayers or insulin manufacturers?
Walz wants to increase the supply of electric vehicles and reduce emissions. But the agenda’s centerpiece — joining California in setting rules that promote low- and zero-emission vehicles — hinges on a court battle with the Trump administration.
You can tell a lot about the Minnesota governor’s office by looking at who sits where.
Following the announcement of the settlement, two nonprofits — Community Members for Environmental Justice and Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy — called for a criminal investigation of Northern Metals.
Critics say “504 plans” can be misused to give students who are already at an advantage an even greater edge on things like standardized tests.