• Advocates for poor say MNsure's 2-tier enrollment system is unfair
    The state's new online health insurance marketplace, MNsure, is banking on community groups and other grass-roots organizations to help people sign up for health plans. MNsure will pay consumer assistants to help Minnesotans apply for and enroll in coverage. But MNsure has a two-tier payment system that advocates for low-income people call unfair.June 17, 2013
  • Along ND border, Minn. business owners say higher taxes hurt
    Business owner Brady Olson criticizes state legislators for increasing property, sales, gasoline and cigarette taxes. Olson and other business owners in northwest Minnesota say those higher taxes make it difficult for them to compete with businesses in North Dakota, where the booming economy has allowed legislators to cut taxes.June 10, 2013
  • New stormwater management plan riles Minnesota cities
    Rules aim to reduce runoff pollution in bodies of water.The Daily Circuit, May 22, 2013
  • Minn. House passes K-12 finance bill
    The Minnesota House passed a K-12 finance bill that would increase funding by $485 million for all-day kindergarten, special education, early childhood education and the classroom.May 19, 2013
  • Minn. lawmakers take budget debate down to wire
    The final pieces of Minnesota's next two-year, $38 billion budget were falling into place Sunday as state lawmakers clocked long hours and held a succession of late-night debates at the Capitol. By late afternoon, lawmakers had sent six of nine major budget bills to Gov. Mark Dayton.May 19, 2013
  • Small businesses wonder what health overhaul has in store for them
    Organizations representing small business have been among the sharpest critics of the federal health care overhaul. But the opposition is not universal. Some small business owners in Minnesota hope they'll find new health insurance options thanks to the law and MNSURE, the new state new online insurance marketplace it created.May 13, 2013
  • Laying bare your finances to apply for health care
    After a storm of complaints, the Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled simplified forms to apply for insurance under the president's new health care law. You won't have to lay bare your medical history but you will have to detail your finances.April 30, 2013
  • Help for 'uninsurables' mired in political battle
    A GOP bill, headed for a vote Wednesday in the House, would divert billions from another program under President Barack Obama's signature law, a transfer Democrats say would undermine broader goals. Caught in the middle are the so-called uninsurables.April 24, 2013
  • Obamacare credits could trigger surprise tax bills
    Millions of people who take advantage of government subsidies to help buy health insurance next year could get stung by surprise tax bills if they don't accurately project their income.April 2, 2013
  • Interactive: Implementation of Affordable Care Act by state
    The Affordable Care Act will provide coverage to more than 32 million uninsured Americans, but underlying medical claims costs in the individual market - a driver of premium costs - could rise by nearly 32 percent nationally by 2017, according to a study by financial risk analysts.April 2, 2013
  • Study: Health overhaul to raise claims cost 32%
    Insurance companies will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims on individual health policies under President Barack Obama's overhaul, the nation's leading group of financial risk analysts has estimated.March 27, 2013
  • Study: Health overhaul to raise Minn. claims costs
    A new study says medical claim costs for Minnesotans with individual health insurance policies won't jump as much as the projected national average.March 26, 2013
  • Obama health law anniversary finds two Americas
    Three years, two elections, and one Supreme Court decision after President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, its promise of health care for the uninsured may be delayed or undercut in much of the country because of entrenched opposition from many Republican state leaders.March 21, 2013
  • State gives all clear for TurboTax users
    The state of Minnesota says its okay again for taxpayers to prepare their 2012 returns with TurboTax and other Intuit products.March 19, 2013
  • Dayton to tour state to promote his budget
    Gov. Mark Dayton will travel the state starting this week to make the case for his budget.March 17, 2013

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