A 2 percent tax that has been in effect for decades but is set to end is the subject of a partisan debate at the Minnesota Capitol over health care. Read more →
The conference committee report abandoned big cuts and boosts funding for nursing homes, mental health and other services. Read more →
After meeting privately for roughly eight hours, Dayton and legislative leaders are saying little about the progress of budget talks. Read more →
The Senate bill mirrors Gov. Mark Dayton’s health and human services proposal, but it’s vastly different from a Republican-backed House funding bill that would make about $1 billion in cuts to health and human services programs. Read more →
Democrats say eliminating MinnesotaCare doesn’t make sense when the state has a budget surplus. Read more →
WASHINGTON – The seven Democrats in Minnesota’s congressional delegation have asked the Obama Administration to reconsider a proposed rule that they say would lead to much lower levels of funding for MinnesotaCare, a state-subsidized health insurance program that is expected to cover 140,000 Minnesotans in 2014. Minnesota currently stands alone among states in offering what’s Read more →
As the 2013 elections approach, the Minneapolis mayoral lineup gets scrambled once again as a top candidate drops out.
And policy enacted in the last legislative session continues to reverberate through the state as mayors applaud some extra funding and the state prepares a long-running health program for the Affordable Care Act.
In Washington, a Senate proposal is aimed at heading off a big increase in interest rates for student loans. Read more →