ST. PAUL – Republicans passionately fought an anti-bullying bill that the Democrat-controlled House passed in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, after a nearly 12-hour debate.
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton put pen on paper 15 hours after final legislative approval of an anti-bullying bill, enacting a new law requiring schools to have bullying prevention policies and providing guidance about how they would be written.
ST. PAUL - Small businesses that dot greater Minnesota would not be forced to pay employees as much as larger firms pay under a minimum wage increase proposal legislative leaders announced Monday.RELATED CONTENT
Republicans say that an anti-bullying bill actually increases bullying. They say that the bill senators passed Thursday bullies school districts by handing them an unfunded mandate.
ST. PAUL - Legislative deadline weeks always are hectic, usually produce heated debates and sometimes result in major action.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL - Tax cuts may come to those who wait.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – A Republican Minnesota secretary of state candidate dropped out of the race Monday after blogs reported he visited strip clubs.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – Minnesota House Democrats want voters to know that most rural residents should pay lower property taxes on their homes after actions they took.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Democrats are getting advice from some of their leaders: Don’t push for more spending and higher taxes.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL - Good economic news looks like it will lead to a few Democratic squabbles over how to spend a budget surplus, with Minnesotans wondering if they will see taxes fall or state spending increase.
ST. PAUL - Medical marijuana is a story that is not going away.RELATED CONTENT
MNsure rolled out commercials with real people talking about how the state-run health insurance marketplace helped them.
Rural Midwesterners want answers to a long list of questions about the current propane crisis.
ST. PAUL - One of the most discussed provisions of the Minnesota Constitution is a requirement that every legislative bill may contain only one subject.RELATED CONTENT
Everyone seems frustrated with congressional gridlock, and a couple of politicians at Farmfest think they know the problem: the every-10-year drawing of new U.S. House district boundaries.RELATED CONTENT
St. Paul - Michele Bachmann promises to remain involved in government policy, but that promise has been heard from others who soon faded from the scene.RELATED CONTENT
St. Paul - Call it Gun Week 2 in the Minnesota Legislature. The Senate Judiciary Committee plans meetings Thursday and Friday on bills written to curb gun violence. They likely will include proposals to ban so-called assault weapons and magazines with large numbers of bullets.RELATED CONTENT
St. Paul - Rick Nolan sounds thrilled to sit on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, and he hopes a personal relationship with the House speaker could help the cause.RELATED CONTENT
St. Paul - Kurt Daudt knows he leads a group that has little say in what happens around the Minnesota Capitol.RELATED CONTENT
St. Paul - Gov. Mark Dayton told a crowd gathered to hear former President Bill Clinton that each one of them is needed to elect Democrats on Tuesday because races are so close.RELATED CONTENT