Several measures to compensate farmers for buffer land were proposed at the Legislature this year, including a $50-an-acre tax credit endorsed by Gov. Tim Walz. None of the proposals passed.
The nonprofit collaborative EMERGE and its partners have vigorously denied that there are any major issues with their work.
As Hardy leaves DEED, the agency can boast about Minnesota’s record-low unemployment numbers and a overall robust economy. But that doesn’t paint a complete picture of the state’s workforce.
Exactly what policies the DFL may be able to send to Walz’s desk with a new House majority is far from clear. But Tuesday’s election results may be as much about what won’t get passed by the Legislature as what will get through.
The current propopoal represents the latest iteration of a long-running argument: whether the Met Council sufficiently represents, and responds, to those it serves.
Reaction to Gov. Mark Dayton’s session-gutting act — vetoing two bills that contained the bulk of the Legislature’s work this year — depended almost exclusively on which political tribe one belonged to.
The disconnect at the Capitol is not so much about political philosophy, but over what even constitutes compromise these days — what “halfway” looks like.
Even issues that seemed to have broad agreement were faltering over details.
This session of the Minnesota Legislature has already been one of the busiest in recent memory, with a flurry of bills on several high-profile — and unexpected — issues taking center stage.
A once-projected shortfall transformed into a $329 million surplus in Wednesday’s updated forecast. The problem? Everyone expected that number to be much bigger.
Taxes, bonding, and the fallout from a sexual harassment scandal are all expected to be addressed during the upcoming session.
Gov. Mark Dayton ordered the review of state agency policies in the wake of several high-profile sexual harassment allegations last year.
The findings part of a public data request and agency-wide review of sexual harassment policies across Minnesota state government
Dayton’s bonding proposal focuses almost exclusively on maintaining the state’s assets — things like college classrooms and park trails — long after he’s gone.
First, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton has a major decision to make, one that could set off a historic chain of events.
The forecast was released at an already complicated time. The relationship between Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP leaders remains rocky, and lawmakers are facing a short session at the start of a major election year.
State budget officials and economists released the November economic forecast Tuesday morning, showing “significant risk” in the budget for the final year of the 2018 and 2019 biennium.
Schoen, a first-term senator from St. Paul Park who previously served in the House, said in a statement the allegations are “either completely false or have been taken far out of context.”
The impasse has left plenty of questions, not only about what led to the latest meltdown but how anything is going to be resolved anytime soon.
In going after Amazon’s HQ2, Dayton has displayed a level of reticence that is at odds with his long history of courting companies to Minnesota.