Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers are headed into the 2012 legislative session with a budget surplus, news that has a lot of elected and appointed officials taking credit for the state's return to the black. But much of the $876 million surplus has little to do with the actions taken in the past year.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he intends to take a trade mission to China next spring or summer.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he thinks the recent hearings in the Minnesota Senate are helping build consensus about the best way to finance a new Vikings stadium.
Gov. Mark Dayton, state lawmakers, cattle producers and others are praising efforts to end bovine tuberculosis in Minnesota.
As the critical 2012 presidential election year approaches, the Minnesota Republican Party is in disarray, trying to unravel the after-effects of the 2010 election - in which it captured the Legislature but lose the governor's race - and has now lost its party chairman.
Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Tony Sutton has apparently resigned.
Minnesota's forecast for a revenue surplus is giving state lawmakers new fodder in their battles over taxes and spending.
The surprising news about Minnesota's projected $876 million budget surplus gives state officials some breathing room heading into the 2012 legislative session.
Today's state revenue forecast shows Minnesota's budget is running a surplus of $876 million.
The latest state budget forecast gets released Thursday, and will be the first look at the budget since Gov. Mark Dayton and the GOP-controlled Legislature enacted a budget plan that delayed school aid and borrowed against future tobacco payments to erase a $5 billion deficit.
The number of Minnesota children without health insurance grew by nearly 12,000 between 2008 and 2010.
The Minnesota Vikings stadium debate is likely to be front and center when lawmakers return for the 2012 session in late January.
Minnesota finance officials released a report Tuesday that says last summer's 20-day state government shutdown had a minimal cost to the state.
The Minnesota DFL Party submitted a congressional redistricting plan Friday that would place Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum into a district with GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Gov. Mark Dayton issued an executive order Wednesday that requires the state to simplify Minnesota's environmental review process.