Supporters of Minnesota's voter ID constitutional amendment claim the requirement is needed to protect the integrity of the state's election system. They contend the current system is too loose and open to fraud. But several studies have found cases of voter fraud that the ID requirement would prevent are extremely rare.
About 50 Twin Cities religious leaders packed a State Capitol news conference to announce the "Faith In Democracy Campaign" on Thursday.
Many government officials say if passed, the voter ID amendment will come with a multi-million dollar price tag that will ultimately fall to taxpayers. But another new report downplays the financial effect of voter ID and suggests possible long-term savings.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he has "mostly decided" which local construction projects will get to share the $47.5 million in bonding money from a special development fund.
With the Minnesota Supreme Court's ruling on a proposed constitutional amendment calling for voters to present ID on the November ballot, groups for and against it are ramping up their campaigns to win voters.
In a split decision, a federal court ruled today that a Minnesota law requiring disclosure of independent corporate political donations and spending is likely unconstitutional.
MPR's Tom Crann hosts Gov. Mark Dayton on the Carousel Park stage at the Minnesota State Fair to answer questions from the audience about the major issues facing the state.
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This week's Minnesota Supreme Court ruling on the proposed voter ID constitutional amendment resolved one legal challenge, but more are likely to come.
The court has rejected a legal challenge to a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photo ID at the polls.
Gov. Mark Dayton has signed the $167.5 million flood relief package for Duluth and other communities damaged by floods and storms. The Minnesota Legislature had approved the package just hours ago today.
Disaster relief won't be the only issue state lawmakers address Friday when they return to St. Paul for a special session.
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton is calling lawmakers back to St. Paul Friday for a one-day special session to pass disaster relief for areas of the state hit hard by storms and floods this summer.
The Democratic mayors of Minnesota's two largest cities are speaking out against a proposed voter identification constitutional amendment.
State lawmakers continue their preparations for a special session aimed at providing relief to storm and flood-damaged areas of the state.
The primary is the first step in determining which party controls the Legislature next year as Gov. Mark Dayton and lawmakers set the state's next two-year budget.