Gov. Mark Dayton released a revised budget that includes higher income taxes for the state’s top earners, an increased cigarette tax and establishes a “snowbird” tax for people who live in Minnesota part of the year. The budget erases a projected deficit while increasing spending for education and makes room for building projects. Republicans criticize Read more

The U.N. Security Council agreed to tighten sanctions against North Korea on Thursday as punishment for its recent nuclear test. The Council’s unanimous agreement came after three weeks of negotiation between the U.S. and China, which has opposed such measures in the past. North Korea was furious at the U.N. action, issuing a threat to Read more