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In the North Star State, one Representative is pushing for a new law that would change the way state elections are held. The idea of nonpartisan races isn't new, but it has struggled to find traction nationwide. While Minnesota is a historically progressive place, reports of a partisan divide forming around ...
ST. PAUL--Lobbyists, interns, members of the media and the general public would all be protected from sexual harassment under a proposal poised to be adopted for the Minnesota House Wednesday. In addition, the behavior of House members and employees would not end when they leave the ...

The Legislature's 2018 session is two-thirds spent; the constitutionally mandated adjournment date is May 21, just four weeks away. That's not a lot of time to accomplish what ought to be this year's two top lawmaking priorities -- adjustment of the state's tax code to prevent adverse consequences from ...
Minnesota Republicans and Gov. Mark Dayton are approaching a showdown over who has the power to protect -- or pollute -- the state's waters. One of two contentious bills looming at the Legislature would give lawmakers authority over the state's first attempt to protect drinking water from fertilizer.
Bills to nullify Minnesota's water quality standard for wild rice, speed Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline and block regulations meant to keep nitrates out of drinking water are advancing through the Minnesota Legislature, which reconvenes Monday after ...
I told Sue Abderholden that I'd come to check out the new NAMI-MN headquarters on University Avenue. She obliged with a tour of a sleek, spacious suite that's well-suited to the growing operation -- 30 staffers plus frequent volunteers -- that the Minnesota chapter of the National Alliance on Mental ...
The Minnesota Legislature has left the building. Lawmakers started their traditional Easter-Passover break on Good Friday, set to return on April 9 with a lot left to do. Most of the record 8,207 bills they introduced last year and this year never will even see a committee hearing (last year's bills ...
Bills in the state House and Senate would fund the University's recurring request while Dayton recommended a one-time allotment. By Madeline Deninger. Minnesota Legislature considers UMN proposal to freeze tuition. Bridget Bennett. The Minnesota State Capitol as seen on May 13, 2015.
FILE - A bill advancing in the Minnesota Legislature would bypass the state's normal regulatory procedure and approve Enbridge's Line 3 replacement project, but Gov. Dayton says he'd veto the measure. | Photo: Enbridge. Created: March 28, 2018 03:13 PM. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton says he'd veto a bill ...
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Lobbyists spent tens of millions of dollars last year to influence government officials in Minnesota. That's according to a report from a public agency tracking the money. What did it get? One of the biggest protests in 2017 stemmed from a state Capitol vote on the Enbridge crude oil ...
This will only happen, of course, if the Minnesota Legislature respects the hard work, thoughtfulness and autonomy of our communities. A good start would be withdrawal of the anti-RCV, anti-local government legislation and instead working to help pass the bipartisan RCV local-options bill to ensure that ...
It says much about the degree of dissatisfaction with the partisanship that infuses modern American government that a state House committee last week took up a bill that would end party designation in the Legislature. Just as noteworthy: The bill's sponsor is not a starry-eyed rookie. He's eight-term ...
PAUL — The most likely path for getting a gun control bill through the Minnesota Legislature this year has expired. No legislation to restrict guns has advanced in the Republican-controlled Legislature, although the GOP is promoting a variety of school safety plans. Thursday, March 22, was the deadline for ...
Minnesota's troubled vehicle title and license system is a step closer to getting some of the money it needs to fix computer problems that have plagued the system sinces its summer rollout. The injection of cash would come with a new legislative commission that would oversee the work on MNLARS and ...
It says much about the degree of dissatisfaction with the partisanship that infuses modern American government that a state House committee last week took up a bill that would end party designation in the Legislature. Just as noteworthy: The bill's sponsor is not a starry-eyed rookie. He's eight-term ...
The 2018 Legislature could prove to be an apex predator of Minnesota muskies if a new bill introduced by a key committee chairman succeeds in depleting the big fish from numerous lakes. The proposed anti-muskie law authored by state Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, would blow up the long-range ...

A bill proposed in the Minnesota Capitol would set a referendum on whether to reduce the number of legislators. | Photo: WDIO-TV file. Updated: March 09, 2018 12:29 AM. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A pair of Minnesota lawmakers thinks the Legislature is too large. They want to see if voters agree.
Momentum is growing in the Minnesota Legislature for changes to school safety and gun laws in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead. DFL Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to outline his school safety plan on Wednesday. “I'm willing to consider anything and everything,” ...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - The Minnesota legislature is considering a bill to loosen up the rules governing state cost-sharing for school districts in an attempt to bolster school safety using those funds, a measure that the bill's proponents say would make schools a less appealing target without necessarily ...
The 2018 session looks to be an off year for energy issues at the Minnesota Legislature. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton is largely focused on bonding, clean water and a myriad of other issues. But his agenda will be limited by a Republican-dominated House and divided Senate. While no one is circulating ...
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gun control advocates have packed the Minnesota Legislature for demonstrations and hearings in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting. But last week two specific measures — expanding gun control background checks to include private sales, and a measure to allow ...
Readers Write: Gun policy, Minnesota Legislature, remedial education. A cultural Tower of Babel. March 2, 2018 — 6:03pm. itemprop. Glen Stubbe • Star Tribune Advocates on both sides watched the debate on television screens outside a hearing room on Thursday as a Minnesota House panel took up two gun-control ...
The 2018 Minnesota legislature kicked off at noon yesterday with no solution to the legal standoff in the Minnesota Senate over whether a Republican state senator can legally hold both her Senate seat and be lieutenant governor. State Sen. Michelle Fischbach (R-Paynesville) was automatically installed ...
The Minnesota Legislature moved quickly on Thursday to restore its $130 million operating budget, putting the months-long legal battle with Gov. Mark Dayton over his veto of that funding behind to rest as the legislative session gears up. After months of bickering and a costly legal case that consumed ...
Protesters dressed in bright red shirts filled the hallways outside both chambers, handing any legislator who passed them a “Welcome Back” card calling for action on gun control legislation this year. As Minnesota legislators filed in to the House and Senate chambers Tuesday afternoon, they could hardly ...
The run-up to the resumption Tuesday of the 90th session of the Minnesota Legislature has been remarkably calm, given all that has happened since the last regular session adjourned in May 2017. The ill feeling between Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican-controlled Legislature that contributed to a ...
The Journal asked Minnesota Sen. Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, District 3, and Rep. Rob Ecklund, DFL-International Falls, District 3A, to answer three questions about the 2018 session. Q: What are the biggest issues challenging the district and what will you do this session to address those challenges?
After weeks of campaigning in the frigid cold by Minnesota Democrats and Republicans, voters decided two special elections Monday that left the balance of power in the state Legislature unchanged. Nevertheless, new members will head to the House and Senate when the legislative session convenes ...
Days before the Legislative Session begins, two empty seats in Minnesota's Legislature will be filled through special elections. Polls will open at 7 a.m. Monday to voters in Senate District 54 and House District 23B. Both seats were vacated late last year by lawmakers who resigned in the wake of sexual ...
Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature have made no visible progress in retooling Minnesota's tax system in response to the recent federal overhaul, despite the prospect of higher taxes and a more complicated state tax system if they do not act. With less than five weeks to go in the session, ...
A group of tourists checks out the Minnesota Senate chamber on Thursday, April 19, 2018. The Captiol is busy this time of year with tourists from school children to the elderly. Don Davis / Forum News Service1 / 3. Minnesota state Rep. Dave Baker of Willmar, right, talks about his bill to provide $9 million ...
PAUL — The most likely path for getting a gun control bill through the Minnesota Legislature this year has expired. No legislation to restrict guns has advanced in the Republican-controlled Legislature, although the GOP is promoting a variety of school safety plans. Thursday, March 22, was the deadline for ...
As discussions about the projected state budget surplus and potential changes to the tax code heat up the Capitol in St. Paul, city leaders from greater Minnesota are calling on lawmakers to pass legislation introduced late last week that would increase funding for Local Government Aid for Minnesota cities.
The Twin Cities are succeeding without “following anything like the standard game plan,” says one the country's foremost business sites. Dusty J. 0. With the Minnesota Legislature in session and elections nearing, you will soon be treated to an onslaught of wailing about how high taxes and heavy ...
Other funding comes through a surcharge on nonresident hunting licenses, a one-time appropriation from the Minnesota Legislature in 2012 and donations from hunters. Landowners should contact their local soil and water conservation district office for enrollment information. Details can be found at ...
Munson would like to see the Minnesota Legislature tackle price transparency in medical services if he's elected. With the primary done, Munson and Wagner only have two weeks to make their respective cases to voters. Wagner has raked in more campaign money than her Republican opponents, but she ...
Concern is growing over Minnesota youth using nicotine-bearing tobacco products that damage their health and brain development. A campaign is underway by Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation to encourage the Minnesota Legislature to increase the tobacco-purchasing age to 21 years.
Two east metro politicians and a first-time candidate with behind-the-scenes political experience are running to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Dan Schoen, who resigned last year after allegations of sexual misconduct. Former Republican State Rep. Denny McNamara and Washington County ...
High-stakes debate coming to Minnesota Legislature after federal tax changes. If lawmakers do nothing, a complex maze awaits both tax collectors and taxpayers. By J. Patrick Coolican Star Tribune. January 6, 2018 — 8:41pm. itemprop. Glen Stubbe The new federal tax law creates preferential tax treatment for certain ...
The Minnesota Legislature approved $5.9 million in the 2014 state bonding bill for the first project phase, which covers exterior masonry, windows, curtainwall repairs and other fixes. That phase is largely complete, Bower said. Winona State got $25.3 million for the second phase in the 2017 bonding bill.
That's all according to data from librarians at the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. (A caveat: the Legislative ... This generation is the most overrepresented in the Minnesota legislature, making up 64 percent of legislators compared to 30 percent of the state's population. Millennials — born between ...
Tony Cornish was a top GOP leader in the Minnesota Legislature. The Vernon Center Republican was chair of the House Public Safety Committee and in the middle of his ninth term in office. He had built a reputation as the top gun advocate in the state, as well as one of the GOP's biggest law enforcement ...
Regions Hospital wants to add 100 beds and nearly 1,000 employees to its downtown St. Paul campus over the next two decades. Regions submitted a proposal to increase its capacity to state regulators in November and will make its pitch in coming months to the Minnesota Legislature, whose approval is ...
This tour around the sun started with a new president and Republicans in control of Congress and the Minnesota Legislature, and it's ending with a sexual ... It was also in March when the newly formed Minnesota Legislative Salary Council unceremoniously voted on a Friday to boost paychecks of all 201 ...
BEMIDJI—Although the Minnesota Legislature passed a tax bill last year, Republican senators told constituents in Bemidji Thursday night that more work is needed this coming session. At a town hall organized by the Minnesota GOP Senate Caucus, District 2 and 5 Sens. Paul Utke, Park Rapids, and Justin ...
Hoping to fend off FL gains in the U.S. House, the Republican-controlled Minnesota Legislature of 1932 drew a map so stacked in favor of Republican candidates that even the Minneapolis Journal, a Republican paper, called it “the rankest gerrymander scheme ever conceived by a Minnesota legislature.”.
Health care policy, tax code, and accountability for Minnesota government services are on the top priority list for the upcoming 2018 session, according to representatives and senators for Forest Lake and the surrounding area. The opening of the 2018 legislative session starts in just under a month, and ...
After reading an editorial in the Times on Tuesday, Jan. 23 that questioned why Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton would not include $3 million to go toward the construction of a new North Country Food Bank facility in Crookston in his 2018 capital investment/bonding proposal, Matt Swenson, Dayton's chief of ...
City officials asked the Minnesota Legislature for $9 million heading into the 2016 legislative session, but lawmakers deadlocked on several ...


 

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