Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers says a private meeting with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday morning focused on a bonding bill and tax bill, but there were no agreements reached.
The incoming class of GOP lawmakers who promised to hold the line on spending and taxes, and also reduce the size of state government, is dealing with the big push for a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.
The Minnesota Senate today passed a game and fish bill that would increase license fees for the first time in nearly 12 years, but it does not move up the start of this year's fishing season.
Hunting and fishing advocates gathered at the State Capitol Monday to support the passage of a game and fish bill that includes license fee increases.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he believes there is a general commitment among Minnesota lawmakers to act this session on legislation to build a new Vikings stadium.
A $221 million plan to renovate the state Capitol building has failed by one vote in the Minnesota House.
Democrats in the Minnesota House say they won't provide the votes needed to pass a bonding bill this session unless the list of construction projects grows significantly.
Gov. Mark Dayton has signed legislation that classifies the intentional neglect of vulnerable adults or children as a felony crime rather than a misdemeanor.
The governor said he thinks the gap between himself and Republican leaders actually widened after a series of closed-door meetings yesterday.
The Minnesota Senate has passed legislation to expand the types of consumer fireworks that can be sold and used throughout the state.
A proposal to raise the license fees for hunting, fishing and trapping has run into trouble in the Minnesota Senate.
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders have been holding a series of closed-door meetings Tuesday on some tax policy changes that they might be able to agree on before the end of the 2012 session.
The appetite to let Minnesota's anglers hit the lakes a week earlier for the annual walleye opener seems to be fading at the state Capitol.
State lawmakers return to the Capitol today after a week-long break, but it's still not clear how much they can accomplish in the remaining time before adjourning the session.
The list of unfinished work includes a bonding bill and some proposed tax breaks for businesses. There's also an unresolved ethics complaint in the Senate and that Vikings stadium bill. Tim Pugmire is also heading back to the Capitol today, and he talks with Cathy Wurzer about the week ahead.
The intentional neglect of vulnerable adults or children could be classified as a felony crime, under legislation sent to Gov. Mark Dayton.