Budget talks at the Minnesota Capitol ended early Thursday night, and Senate Republicans started laying plans to avoid a state government shutdown. Read more →
Lawmakers take aim at Minnesota IT Services following the flawed roll out of MNLARS. Read more →
Republican lawmakers are looking to shake up the board that oversees U.S. Bank Stadium. Read more →
Ho! Ho! Ho! State borrowing request would pay homage to Green Giant and the vegetable industry he stands for. Read more →
Senators agreed to let small brewers and brew pubs sell off-sale beer growlers on Sundays. But Sunday liquor sales appear dead for the session.
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The effort to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota gained new life today when a state Senate panel held a hearing on the previously dormant bill. The attention came just two days after Gov. Mark Dayton accused lawmakers of “hiding behind their desks” on the controversial issue. Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, said Dayton’s comment was the Read more →
Local governments in Minnesota are feeling the pain of dramatic increases in pension costs in recent years.
In Washington, Democrats in the Senate are poised to consider rule changes that would restrict the use of the filibuster for some of the president’s nominees.
And yet another Republican is considering a run at Gov. Mark Dayton in 2014.
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State Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, says she’s strongly considering a run for governor but isn’t ready to announce anything soon. “I’m working hard on it but I’m not ready to announce in the next two weeks,” Rosen said. Rosen didn’t say when she’ll make a final decision. Rosen is being courted to run for governor Read more →
State Sen. Dave Thompson, R-Lakeville, announced today that he’s resigning his leadership position in the Minnesota Senate. Thompson, who is running for governor, said in a letter to GOP Senate Minority Leader David Hann that he’s stepping down. “As you know, I recently declared my candidacy for governor. Therefore, I believe it is unwise to Read more →