Thissen has undertaken an unusually active campaign for an incumbent, despite the fact that a sitting Minnesota Supreme Court justice hasn’t lost a judicial election since the 1940s.
Among the ideas proposed by the DFL House minority leader: studying the exemption of legislators from the state’s open records law.
House Republicans are taking a flogging from the right, even as they try to claim the high ground.
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Powerful DFLers propose making amending the Constitution harder … as they propose several constitutional amendments.
Missing hikers; horse thieves; Legacy Fund likers; priest conviction overturned; and more.
The House-Senate proposal hikes Minnesota’s $6.15 minimum for 360,000 workers, with automatic pay hikes, but some benefits are delayed or capped and a hostile governor can annually kill the hikes.
Republicans want to “give it back,” and DFLers seem pretty much in agreement, although they’ll quibble over the amount.
DFL leaders have sent emails requesting a donation to the Minnesotans United for All Families’ political action committee to protect DFL lawmakers.
Early learning advocates across the state lamenting cuts in the federal program.
As Monday’s adjournment deadline approaches, most of the legislation for Minnesota’s $38 billion budget is falling into place.
State House Speaker Paul Thissen warns: “It’s going to swallow up our entire budget.”
It’s unlikely that without the amendment same-sex marriage would have arrived at the Capitol with the urgency seen now.
The relatively optimistic news may all but finish off the governor’s controversial budget plan to tax many business-to-business services.
There appears to be some room for compromise on a measure that would toughen rules involving juveniles.
The state Senate majority leader says he wants to include business as budget negotiations progress.
They didn’t fully endorse a broadened sales tax but did get behind the concepts of property tax relief and a better-funded education system.
Minnesota hasn’t raised the rate since 2005 and an increase this legislative session is likely. But how much?
DFL leaders outlined their broad legislative priorities Wednesday but provided little in the way of detail.
“Everything is secondary to the budget,” says Senate Majority Leader-designate Tom Bakk.