Gov. Mark Dayton said he will meet next week with his economic development commissioner to discuss a new grant program that he is not very enthusiastic about.
Some supporters of Minnesota's voter ID constitutional amendment are calling for a statewide boycott of the seniors' group AARP because of its position against the ballot question.
Gov. Dayton's veto this week of an end-of-session tax bill has caused some big headaches for several Minnesota cities. The bill included tax provisions linked to a dozen local development projects, which city officials are now scrambling to try to save.
Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL legislative leaders are traveling throughout the state Tuesday to highlight their job-creating accomplishments during the 2012 session.
DFL Governor Mark Dayton has vetoed the scaled down tax bill that Republicans passed in the closing days of the 2012 session.
Unlike the last few months it was relatively quiet at the State Capitol Friday, but lawmakers were offering their competing assessments of the just-concluded 2012 Legislative session.
The governor had wanted more projects as a boost to Minnesota's construction industry, but he said the bill was better than nothing as he signed it today.
Longtime Iron Range state Rep. Tom Rukavina, DFL-Virginia, has announced he will not seek a 14th term in the Minnesota House.
The state Senate has passed the bill that will finance the construction of a new $975 million Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis.
Closed-door negotiations are underway at the State Capitol to try to resolve the differences between the House and Senate on a Vikings stadium bill. The goal is to come up with one final bill that each chamber would vote on in the next day or so. There are several key differences between the two stadium measures, and the clock is quickly running out on the 2012 session.
House and Senate Republicans have come up with a new, less-expensive tax bill that they're hoping DFL Gov. Mark Dayton will sign.
The Minnesota House completed a key task of the 2012 session today when it approved a bonding bill and sent it to Gov. Mark Dayton for his signature.
The Senate gets its turn a day after the House passed its stadium bill 73 - 58 following an 8 hour debate. "I would not be surprised if it was one vote, one way or the other," Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem said.
The bill would borrow $496 million for projects including college building upgrades, flood prevention and improvements to the Capitol. The measure is now up for debate in the State Senate.
After months of debate and years of anticipation, state lawmakers are finally poised to vote on a bill to build a new Vikings stadium.
The Minnesota House is expected to hold a marathon debate on the bill today, and the conclusion of 2012 session appears to be right around the corner. But there are some other unresolved issues.
Capitol reporter Tim Pugmire previews today's action with Minnesota Public Radio's Phil Picardi.