Republican lawmakers won’t be moving into the new Minnesota Senate office building when it opens in January. They opposed the $90 million project and expect to use it against Democrats in campaigns next year. Read more →
Republican Jim Abeler served eight Minnesota House terms before losing a 2014 U.S. Senate bid. He’s pursuing the Minnesota Senate seat of Sen. Branden Petersen, who’s not seeking re-election. Read more →
Thirteen DFL senators sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk Thursday requesting that several controversial policy provisions be taken out of the environment budget bill the Senate passed last week. Read more →
Minnesota’s budget reserve would receive a $150 million boost this year under a bill moving through the state Senate.
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A Ramsey County judge has dismissed the lawsuit brought by a former Republican legislator to try to block the construction of a new Minnesota Senate office building. The lawsuit from former GOP state Rep. Jim Knoblach of St. Cloud claimed lawmakers violated the state constitution last year when they approved the financing for the building Read more →
Plans for a new Minnesota Senate office building came into sharper focus today with the unveiling of an updated design and scale model. A team of planners has been meeting regularly with legislators, staff and others to gather feedback on many design elements. Architect Jon Pickard said some of those building details will continue to Read more →
The cost for the Minnesota Senate to defend itself against a lawsuit brought by former Republican staffer Michael Brodkorb has now topped $319,000 Read more →
The Minnesota Senate is planning to spend $500,000 for litigation in the case involving former GOP communications director Michael Brodkorb. Brodkorb is suing the state for wrongful termination. He was fired in late 2011, one day after GOP Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch stepped down from her leadership position. Brodkorb claims he was discriminated against Read more →
The cost of the case involving a former staffer in the Minnesota Senate to Minnesota taxpayers has now reached $226,000. The latest invoice from Larkin Hoffman shows the law firm charged the Minnesota Senate $27,701 in legal fees for work done between Feb. 13 and April 30. The Senate is paying the firm to help Read more →
Committees in both the state House and Senate will consider bills legalizing same-sex marriage tomorrow.