Cathy Wurzer talks with MPR's Tim Pugmire about the week ahead at the state capitol.
The strategy of placing multiple amendment questions on the statewide ballot comes with some potential risks, among them the possibility that voter opposition to one measure could defeat another.
Republicans in the Minnesota House have passed their plan to dip into the state's rainy day fund to repay some of the money owed to public schools.
Members of the Senate Finance Committee passed a bill today that would keep state parks and recreation areas open during future shutdowns.
Cathy Wurzer talks with MPR's Tim Pugmire about this week's news out of the capitol.
A Minnesota Senate panel has approved a proposed constitutional amendment to make union membership and the payment of union dues voluntary for all workers.
State Sen. John Howe insisted that he's not trying to prevent the voter ID constitutional amendment from moving forward.
Minnesota Majority presented documentation from a 2010 voter impersonation case on Tuesday at the State Capitol, re-igniting the debate over a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show ID.
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk is taking issue with a Republican plan to expand the state tax credit available to military veterans.
The tributes continued today for state Sen. Gary Kubly, DFL-Granite Falls, who passed away Friday at age 68 after a battle with Lou Gehrig's disease.
Cathy Wurzer talks with MPR political reporter Tim Pugmire about the latest in Minnesota politics.
The House Education Reform Committee will consider a bill this week that directs mayors in each city to appoint their own seven-member board of education. They would also hire a chief executive officer, who doesn't have to be a licensed superintendent.
Minnesota finance officials are projecting a second consecutive budget surplus. The new economic forecast released Wednesday shows a $323 million cushion for the current two-year budget cycle. But it also still shows a return to red ink looming two years down the road.
Longtime foes of Secretary of State Mark Ritchie claim there are still unanswered questions about tens of thousands of people whose votes were counted in 2008 and 2010, when statewide recounts were needed to decide key races, including for the governor's office.
A bipartisan bill to protect the integrity of Minnesota's elections would create a new voter verification system without requiring photo identification cards or changing the state constitution.