• 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
  • NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake at National Press Club
    Thomas Drake, a former senior executive at the National Security Agency, speaks March 15, 2013 at the National Press Club in Washington. He was charged with espionage after he blew the whistle on waste, fraud and illegal activity at the NSA.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, March 14, 2013
  • Dayton's tax proposals: Take 2
    Now that Gov. Mark Dayton has gone back to the drawing board, a pair of leading tax authorities from the Legislature join us to talk about what comes next.March 10, 2013
  • Myriad languages, cultures challenge health reform
    Understanding the Affordable Care Act is a challenge even for governors, state lawmakers and agency officials, but delivering its message to non-English speakers who can benefit from it is shaping up as a special complication. That is especially true in states with large and diverse immigrant populations.March 5, 2013
  • Minn. House takes up health exchange bill
    The Minnesota House today begins what could be a marathon debate over a controversial and key part of the federal health care law.March 4, 2013
  • Sidewalk seating vs. parking in Lowertown
    People who want to see more sidewalk cafes in downtown St. Paul will clash this week with those concerned about limited parking.March 4, 2013
  • Tax bills for rich families approach 30-year high
    With Washington gridlocked again over whether to raise their taxes, it turns out wealthy families already are paying some of their biggest federal tax bills in decades even as the rest of the population continues to pay at historically low rates.March 3, 2013
  • Minnesota health exchange on deadline, moving swiftly
    Legislation that would create a new online marketplace for Minnesotans to buy health insurance will be making its last state Senate committee stop this week. In order for the exchange to open for business in October as required, state lawmakers must pass a bill by the third week in March.February 18, 2013
  • For some workers, W2 details health costs
    Workers for large employers may notice new health insurance information listed on their W2 forms this year. Under the federal health care law, W2 forms now must include the cost of employer-sponsored health insurance.February 17, 2013
  • Legislators eager to parse Minn. budget bills
    DFL Gov. Mark Dayton announced his two-year budget proposal nearly three weeks ago, but most of those tax and spending recommendations have not yet arrived in the House and Senate as bills.February 11, 2013
  • Aging America: No easy fix for hospital readmission epidemic
    More than 1 million Americans wind up back in the hospital only weeks after they left for reasons that could have been prevented -- a revolving door that for years has seemed impossible to slow. Now Medicare has begun punishing hospitals with hefty fines if they have too many readmissions, and a top official says signs of improvement are beginning to emerge.February 10, 2013
  • Some families to be priced out of health overhaul
    Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what's being called a glitch in President Barack Obama's overhaul law.January 31, 2013
  • Money fears vs. real benefits in Medicaid choice
    President Barack Obama thinks his health care law makes states an offer they can't refuse. Whether to expand Medicaid, the federal-state program for the poor and disabled, could be the most important decision facing governors and legislatures this year.January 30, 2013
  • Consumer alert: new health care markets on the way
    Buying your own health insurance will never be the same. This fall, new insurance markets called exchanges will open in each state, marking the long-awaited and much-debated debut of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.January 29, 2013

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