Politics in Minnesota
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1) A key Senate committee Thursday morning will hear a proposal that would allow severely ill patients to access medical marijuana, marking the first movement in that chamber this session. The unexpected spring forward for what was once a struggling piece of legislation that had stalled out in the House and not been considered at ...
The recommendations call for the acquisition of almost 2,000 acres of native prairie and would pay for restoration and enhancement projects on another 7,000 acres of such lands.
The Metro Independent Business Alliance tries to prevent chains from gaining unfair edge.
The Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority will host four public hearings on the Bottineau Transitway light rail project’s environmental impact statement.
The state Environmental Quality Board has published an environmental assessment worksheet for the proposed expansion of Canadian Pacific Railway’s train receiving yard near Pig’s Eye Lake.
The Senate Taxes Committee passed its second tax-relief package of the 2014 session, but the bill differs significantly from a House counterpart that passed last week.
A deadlocked convention pushes DFL contest between Mohamud Noor and Rep. Phyllis Kahn to the August election.
How inflation adds $45 million-plus to total $1.68 billion cost.
Nearly a year after the Minnesota Legislature approved a 100-bed skilled nursing home on the Minneapolis Veterans Home campus, the state is still waiting for most of the funding commitment from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
So far, Minnesota is not receiving much national attention regarding the November elections as the national political press steers toward political trends favoring states with perceived GOP victories.
The meetings of minds, or “deals,” are the mother’s milk of sustainable constitutional democracy.
The former governor of Florida is at odds with the Republican Party on immigration and education, among other things.
In an effort to capture the most vivid images, contemporary bird photographers sometimes go to elaborate lengths to draw their subjects close. Some of those methods—specifically, those used to efforts to lure wild owls into the range of a shutterbug’s viewfinder – could soon be illegal.
1) Gov. Mark Dayton will sign an anti-bullying measure on Wednesday following its passage in the House shortly after midnight, the Star Tribune reports. The bill, which stalled in the Senate during last session’s waning hours, was approved with Republican opposition. It would require schools to better train staff to prevent bullying and require that ...
“Let’s see ‘em vote. They’ve hidden behind their desks the whole session,” Dayton said at a press conference at the Capitol.
1) House and Senate lawmakers announced on Monday a previously elusive compromise for legislation to hike the state minimum wage to $9.50 an hour, with an annual increase in most circumstances. The House and Senate had previously disagreed about inflation-related increases to the wage without any government approval — a measure pushed by the House ...
Senate Minority Leader David Hann said he was dissatisfied by the lack of details available.
The stalemate between DFLers in the House and Senate over the minimum wage ended Monday as leadership from both chambers announced a deal to bump the minimum wage to $9.50 over the next three years.
Lawmakers are expected to announce a deal on Monday raising Minnesota's minimum wage to $9.50 an hour with inflationary increases thereafter. Negotiations between the Senate -- which has been dragging its feet on the issue -- and the House, have been a major political division this session between the Democrats who control the Legislature.
Mohamud Noor, a Somali activist, blocked an endorsement at the DFL Senate District 60 convention on Saturday in a competitive state House race that’s pitted the growing political power of Minneapolis’ East African community against Rep. Phyllis Kahn’s more than 40 years of experience winning her way back to the Legislature.