Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he doesn't intend to rely on any gambling revenue to help balance the state's budget.
"I hate what I'm having to do," the governor said at a Minneapolis event Monday organized by the Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness.
The state's bar and restaurant trade group is pushing for a gambling expansion again -- although with a new twist on the games they'd like to offer.
DFL Rep. Erin Murphy said long-time gay couples should have the rights to control the remains of a loved one after they die.
A House panel hears legislation Wednesday
that would use a slice of home sale taxes to build affordable
A stealth play by backers of slot
machines at Minnesota race tracks has kept the measure alive in the Legislature.
A Senate panel looks at legislation
Tuesday that would allow more people to qualify for food stamps.
Two bills up for hearings on Wednesday
would give same-sex partners and other unmarried couples more
rights when one partner dies.
Abortion opponents held their annual rally outside the Capitol Friday, to mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion.
Many people can prevent diabetes with simple lifestyle changes. But Medicare and most private insurance programs don't pay for prevention efforts.
DFL legislators announced a plan Thursday to keep offering state-subsidized health care to low-income adults, even though Gov. Pawlenty vetoed funding for it.
Minnesota regulators have withdrawn a
request that Internet service providers block access to hundreds of
online gambling sites.
State officials have directed 11 telephone and Internet service providers to block nearly 200 gambling Web sites.
A group of Minnesota religious leaders are pressing for action at the state Capitol for a
constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in the state. But the effort isn't likely to get very far this year.
A proposal to legalize same-sex marriages in Minnesota is getting renewed attention at the State Capitol, even though one of the bill's authors doesn't expect more than a single hearing.