Politics in Minnesota
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House negotiators rejected the Senate’s $9.50 offer last night, in part because its application would have been restricted to big businesses.
Bakk has said on multiple occasions that he would like to devote the surplus in part to enlarging the state’s budget reserve.
Friday morning's news immediately inspired a number of proposals for what to do with the state's newly available funds.
A spike in in domestic abuse-related homicides has spurred a call for tougher rules.
Republicans are seeking to underscore the program’s troubles, though action is unlikely.
Fed policymakers “were focused on the wrong problem" during the year of the financial crisis.
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The tax repeal package, and Lenczewski's dedication to moving it immediately, drew support from the committee's Republicans.
Despite Gov. Mark Dayton’s much-touted vision of a government-streamlining “un-session,” some of his fellow DFLers are actively pursuing the opposite agenda in one notable instance: the push to revive that long-defunct state entity known as the Legislative Water Commission.
The vote comes just one day before the announcement of the February economic forecast, where budget officials are expected to announce a surplus.
House Speaker Paul Thissen told business leaders at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Session Priorities event Tuesday that a repeal of the new top income-tax bracket is unlikely.
The amount of the potential shortfall is unclear at this point, but Forsythe placed it in the $2 million - $4 million range.
Republicans argue the measure will help fight voter fraud; Democrats counter widespread fraud doesn’t exist in Wisconsin and the requirement will keep poor people, immigrants and senior citizens from voting.
Gov. Mark Dayton and House DFLers have expressed support or the repeal of the business-to-business sales taxes passed last year, but the idea has yet to gain favor with Senate Democratic leaders.
Veteran lawmaker Mary Liz Holberg announced this week that she would not seek re-election to the House seat she has occupied since 1999.
Most Insiders think all three of the business to business taxes are going to get repealed near the end of session.
After enduring one of Minnesota public life’s most humiliating episodes in recent memory, former GOP Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch has turned the page.
A report by University of Minnesota researchers shows that the so-called “health care home” business model reduced Medicaid costs by 9.2 percent between 2010 and 2012.