The tax cut talk came as Minnesota lawmakers kicked off the 2014 legislative session on Tuesday, but DFL leaders in the Senate are reluctant to embrace the plan.
The first-term legislator's political future may come down to two votes: The one he took last May to legalize same-sex marriage and the one party delegates will cast on Saturday.
An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count.
An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. Explore an interactive database with details of the allegations against those priests, deacons and monks, along with the locations of their service and their current status.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis showed an operating loss in fiscal 2013 compared to a $1.5 million operating surplus the prior year. Officials attributed that loss to a big jump in reserves to cover unknown future costs tied to clergy abuse claims.
The current schedule for the Capitol renovation depends on the new Senate building. Construction is expected to start this spring with a goal of completing it by 2015.
A Roseville resident who backed former Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul's campaign for president in 2012 plans to run for the Independence Party's nomination for U.S. Senate.
Biden's office confirmed that he and his wife, Jill, would travel to Minnesota for the service at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Carter and wife, Rosalynn, also will attend with the former president delivering remarks.
Former state Rep. Marty Seifert, running for governor, and State Sen. Julianne Ortman, running for Senate, came out on top of Tuesday's non-binding GOP straw poll. But they both still have the state party convention and primaries ahead of them.
Tina Smith has served as Dayton's chief of staff since 2011. Prior to that, she did the same job for Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and worked for the Metropolitan Council.
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said authorities had investigated whether officials of the Twin Cities archdiocese had failed to report suspicions of abuse in a timely way. He said that while he continued to be troubled by the church's communication practices, he had found no evidence that might persuade a jury.
Internal financial reports show the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for years spent millions of dollars dealing with clergy misconduct. It created a system that allowed church leaders to remove priests accused of misconduct without attracting attention. But it also left the church vulnerable to embezzlement.
Twenty-one of the priests, the diocese said, are dead. Of the living: Four live in Collegeville, one lives in St. Cloud, one in the Twin Cities metro area and another in New York City. The diocese doesn't know the whereabouts of five of the priests on the list.
Mohamud Noor says he's running against state Rep. Phyllis Kahn because he wants the Legislature to focus more attention on reducing the achievement gap in public schools, and connect better with members of the East African community and college students.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has forwarded information about two parish priests to law enforcement. The two priests in question are taking leaves from active ministry.