Lawmakers expanded two pilot projects aimed at drawing high school and college students into fields starving for workers, from manufacturing and agriculture to health care and IT.
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.
Secretary of State Steve Simon’s interpretation of the law governing Minnesota’s new presidential primary means two pro-marijuana parties will get the same information about DFL and GOP voters as the DFL and Minnesota GOP do.
The report on wind energy employment comes as state lawmakers are debating the role Minnesota government should play in speeding the transition to a carbon-free power grid.
Meeting the state minimum wage presents a problem for the Saints. Team officials say it would put them in violation of their league’s salary caps and subject the team to expulsion from the American Association.
The 2019 session of the Minnesota Legislature was one of conflicting expectations.
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.
Legislative leaders want a Thursday special session, and they want it done quick. Not so that members can enjoy the Memorial Day holiday, but also because leaders fear they will hear from lobbyists and activists.
Announced Sunday evening, the deal triggers a frantic week — or perhaps longer — for Minnesota lawmakers.
Each hour that passes without a deal makes it more difficult to go through the tasks needed to consider and adopt legislation in time — and increases the possibility that a special session will be necessary.
The bill sets up regulations on Pharmacy Benefit Managers, which serve as a middlemen between drug makers and insurance companies.
In recent days, the legislation’s fee structure — especially how fees on opioid makers would sunset should the state win settlement against the companies — have emerged as the main threat to the bill.
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.
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.
Approving Minnesota’s allocation of the Help America Vote Act for election security was supposed to be easy. It has been anything but.