Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to release his budget proposal on Tuesday, and his key advisers are suggesting that the plan will mark a cultural change in Minnesota government. But Dayton, who has not been shy about calling for higher taxes, will be laying out an agenda that could put him in a politically dicey position.
At a dinner Wednesday evening, a top aide to Gov. Mark Dayton urged business leaders to work with the governor to fix the state's long-term budget problems and assuage a mostly anti-tax audience leery of what the DFL majority may do in the upcoming session.
At least some members of the business community appear to be softening their hard line stance against tax increases.
The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board voted Tuesday to come up with a plan that would tighten the state's disclosure laws for public officials.
An MPR News analysis of the disclosures by current and incoming lawmakers finds that the forms do not provide meaningful information that could alert the public to potential conflicts of interest.
The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes for a new session at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 8., with DFL majorities controlling both the House and the Senate. Here are 10 issues that lawmakers will likely address in the coming months.
The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes for a new session at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 8., with DFL majorities controlling both the House and the Senate. Here are the key players to watch as the session unfolds.
Rep. Steve Gottwalt, R-St. Cloud, announced tonight that he's resigning from the Minnesota Legislature.
Gov. Mark Dayton is spending one more day at the Mayo Clinic to recover from back surgery. He had initially planned to be released Monday.
Gov. Mark Dayton expects to be hospitalized for a few days next week for back surgery.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities announced Thursday that it will close the clubs for the next two weeks as a budget balancing measure.
The group, Minnesotans United for All Families, is shifting roles from a group that worked to defeat a constitutional amendment to a group that will lobby for the legalization of same-sex marriage.
In the wake of the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Connecticut last week, some lawmakers at the Minnesota Capitol say they're considering changing state law to make it tougher to buy guns.
But lawmakers disagree over what should be done,
Gov. Dayton today appointed Charlie Zelle to be state transportation commissioner.
The Healthy Minnesota Contribution Program was supposed to shift 4,200 people from the MinnesotaCare program to a voucher system. But the program itself is having a hard time getting off the ground.