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MNsure announces Deloitte pick to fix exchange

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:12pm
MNsure formally announced on Wednesday that it has taken on Deloitte Consulting for a roughly $5 million contract to lead short and long-term fixes to the patched-together health insurance exchange.

Some MinnesotaCare clients paying too much

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
DHS computer troubles delay cost-lowering transfer under new law.

House, Senate differ on phone-tracking bills

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:55pm
A key question remaining is whether police should be required to obtain a search warrant before deploying a Kingfish, Stingray or other such device in a criminal investigation.

Spring break is campaign time in greater Minnesota

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:50pm
DFLers hit swing districts to push accomplishments.

Schultz: Money v. Democracy and the coming death of disclosure

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:33pm
The Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. F.E.C is only a small skirmish in the larger war by some en route to their ultimate objective — neither limits on the amount of money spent for political purposes nor any disclosure

Job Creation Fund awards $4.2M in first months

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:29pm
Minnesota’s $24 million Job Creation Fund has received more than one application a week on average since the program launched Jan. 1.

Courtland Nelson leaves lasting legacy

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:24pm
The Minnesota DNR's outgoing Parks and Trails director says there may be more work in store for him, perhaps with the National Park Service.

Smith: Learning from a dream gone wrong

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:24pm
A book by Hendrick Smith explains in great detail how middle class families came to have less in comparable wages, benefits and assets, than their parents or grandparents.

Conservative group to critique Met Council’s ‘Thrive MSP 2040’

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:10pm
The Metropolitan Council’s regional planning project figures to come in for a severe tongue lashing at an event April 22.

100 builders meet health department’s anti-radon standards

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:07pm
The Gold Standard program is a voluntary initiative that aims to convince contractors to offer homebuyers radon-resistant equipment.

The Capitol Note: Democrats lead legislative fundraising contest

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:48am
In the governor’s race, businessman Scott Honour out-raised Gov. Mark Dayton.

The Capitol Note: Dayton campaign has $733,000 in the bank

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:27am
It's unclear how Dayton's Republican challengers -- the governor faced a tough recount in 2010 -- stand compared to Dayton.

To cheers, Dayton signs minimum wage bill

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:00am
The signing ceremony, which was held before a packed crowd in the Capitol rotunda, had all the hallmarks of an election night celebration as Dayton and top DFL legislative leaders took turns at the dais to celebrate the state’s first such hike in nearly decade.

The Capitol Note: Dayton and Franken face cloudy approval ratings

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:30am
1) Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken are hovering below the 50 percent approval mark during a tough off-year election battle, according to a KSTP-SurveyUSA poll released on Sunday. Dayton’s approval rating is sitting at 49 percent, according to the poll, while Franken is slightly lower at 46 percent. President Barack Obama undercuts ...

MNsure: Anatomy of a breakdown

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:43pm
Departed Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov talks in detail for the first time about the troubled insurance exchange's launch -- and the behind-the-scenes scramble to make it work.

Dayton invites marijuana debate; Senate obliges

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:41pm
Medical marijuana bill heard in Senate after governor’s remarks.

Jeb Bush immigration remark could be 2016 problem

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:32pm
The former Florida governor sparked a conservative furor last week when he described illegal immigration in an interview as an “act of love” by people trying to provide for their families.

States pursue companies’ overseas cash

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:28pm
U.S. states are trying to capture corporate income taxes lost to offshore havens.

Carlson: Teens trade naked selfies for mugshots

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:21pm
Teens don’t realize--or block out--That possessing a photo of a naked underage teen is child pornography, a felony.

Bernstein: Watch party agendas, not candidates

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:15pm
In this era of partisan presidencies, what matters the most is how the party defines itself, not who becomes president.