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May 8, 2018
Dayton continues push for 'emergency' school funding
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton lately is all about an "emergency" funding plan for public schools running deficits. He's on a bully-pulpit kick, urging Republican lawmakers to change course late in the legislative session and spend $138 million to shore up school budgets...
May 8, 2018 - 8:35pm
May 4, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Let the legislative talks begin
ST. PAUL — About two weeks remain in the 2018 legislative session, so it is time for the work to begin. At least it is time for the final...
May 4, 2018 - 3:05pm
May 3, 2018
Minnesota leaders ready to negotiate taxes
ST. PAUL—Minnesota state leaders are preparing to negotiate one of the most complex tax law rewrites in decades. With the Senate passing,...
May 3, 2018 - 5:38pm
May 2, 2018
Minnesota GOP lawmakers aim to reorganize Met Council to meet federal standards
ST. PAUL—U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis on Wednesday, May 2, joined a group of mostly Republican state lawmakers in St. Paul taking aim at the Metropolitan Council, a non-elected regional body that oversees hundreds of millions in spending across the metro.
May 2, 2018 - 9:33pm
Minnesota House GOP: Borrow $825 million for public works projects
ST. PAUL—Repairing, not building, is a public works priority for Minnesota House Republicans. Instead of constructing lots of new buildings, they propose fixing roofs, painting peeling walls and other such routine but needed work. The House public works plan, to be funded by...
May 2, 2018 - 6:56pm
One Minnesota water issue mellows as rally begins
ST. PAUL — Minnesota water advocates gathered at the Capitol for their annual Clean Water Action Day when at least one water controversy...
May 2, 2018 - 5:31pm
May 1, 2018
Gov. Dayton says he wants $138 million in 'emergency' school funding after nearly 60 districts report shortfalls
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton said he read a couple of news stories over the weekend about unexpected financial shortfalls schools face, and...
May 1, 2018 - 5:26pm
April 30, 2018
Minn. House passes its tax plan, Senate next
ST. PAUL—Taxes have taken over as the 2018 Minnesota Legislative session's No. 1 issue, thanks federal tax law changes that will affect...
April 30, 2018 - 6:02pm
April 27, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Opioids still topic of legislative conversation
ST. PAUL — How to deal with opioid abuse is one of those issues that everyone agrees needs legislation, but they cannot agree on details. Many...
April 27, 2018 - 3:36pm
April 26, 2018
Audit finds Minnesota preschool programs ‘complex and fragmented’
ST. PAUL—Minnesota does a lot to prepare children for elementary school, but its often tough for families to find the right program, leaving some children without the head start they need to succeed. Those are the findings of an analysis of Minnesota's early learning programs...
April 26, 2018 - 8:08pm
April 24, 2018
House tax bill is 'Ain't My Fault' effort
ST. PAUL — Republicans who control the Minnesota House and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton do not agree on many aspects of tax policy, but...
April 24, 2018 - 4:39pm
April 23, 2018
Legislative roundup: MN House votes to dump wild rice water rules
ST. PAUL — Scientific and cultural discussions overlapped as the Minnesota House approved a bill to start over on water regulations protecting...
April 23, 2018 - 4:29pm
April 22, 2018
Crunch time: Minnesota lawmakers have less than five weeks to tackle long list of issues
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Legislature convened two months ago with a lot on its plate. But with less than five weeks until they have to wrap up their work, there's a growing risk much could be left undone. Tax reform, elder abuse, the opioid addiction fight, school safety, a malfunctioning...
April 22, 2018 - 6:19am
April 19, 2018
Minnesota Legislature could outlaw fake service animals
ST. PAUL—People who misrepresent dogs or other animals as trained service animals soon may violate state law. Minnesota senators Thursday,...
April 19, 2018 - 5:30pm
April 18, 2018
With new details out, the battle over taxes heats up at the Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL—Sparring over how to best align Minnesota's tax code with recent federal changes began in earnest this week, quickly illustrating...
April 18, 2018 - 6:26pm