Politics in Minnesota
Updated: 41 min 48 sec ago
The MinnesotaCare provision is the bill’s most significant change to existing law, and perhaps its least likely to gain agreement from Senate Democrats and Gov. Mark Dayton.
The so-called “fast-track” legislation touched off a firestorm in Washington, largely dividing Minnesota’s congressional delegation down party lines.
Minnesota employers added 7,800 jobs in March, ratcheting up year-over-year gains to 50,829.
Two national development experts say the unique Bus Rapid Transit mode will draw investment if communities plan to make their stations attractive destinations.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said momentum generated by the transformation in recent years – including expanded transit options and pushes for new housing – will drive the city’s next growth spurt.
The plan will include 367,000 square feet of new space and a total project cost of $224.6 million.
The $1.2 million is above and beyond the additional $19.5 million the team committed last month to pay for plaza enhancements, food service equipment, build-outs for game day entertainment, retractable seating upgrades, and more.
The Minnesota House and Senate remain $100 million apart on funding government.
Downey won re-election to his post as chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota at the state central committee meeting, holding off a pair of challengers.
Of the total $16 million in tax credits available to investors in fledgling businesses, $8.5 million was still in the pot as of Monday.
To keep Minnesota and the rest of the country thriving, Carla Hills called on the federal government to step up efforts to rope China into either an existing trade agreement or a new one specifically designed to bring together the superpowers.
The deal calls for the Met Council to pay the entire cost to build and maintain the bridge, which would pass over the light rail tracks at Fourth Street and Chicago Avenue.
There's still no clear choice between two station options along the Blue Line Extension route.
Backers of the 2023 event say it would put Minnesota in the global spotlight and the impact would be bigger than the influx of tourism dollars.
By 2040, about 40 percent of the Twin Cities metropolitan area workforce will be people of color and our state and region will not stay strong economically with racial disparities.
The Minnesota United ownership group hopes to get a sales tax exemption on construction materials worth $3 million or more as well as city and county property tax breaks on the proposed Minneapolis stadium site.
House Republicans are moving to cut the Metropolitan Council Chairman Adam Duininck's salary in half, in a jab at Gov. Mark Dayton over a pay increase they believe went beyond the terms of a deal on commissioner salaries.
Even with a surge in apartment construction, rents are projected to rise yet another 3.3 percent this year, to an average $1,161
Gov. Mark Dayton renews his pitches for education, transportation, and bonding in his fifth State of the State address.
Broadband projects are out, tourism is in as the omnibus bill takes shape in the House.