ST. PAUL - Baby boomers will make writing the state budget harder, reduce the Minnesota labor force and cause state health care spending to soar, State Demographer Susan Brower said.RELATED CONTENT
Schools, health programs could be among most affected, committee finds
ST. PAUL – The federal government’s failure to agree on how to fix its debt problem could cost Minnesota more than $90 million this year.
Distinction would matter if federal ban overturned
ST. PAUL – Civil unions would give gay couples the same rights as married couples, says the sponsor of a Minnesota House proposal that is a step short of full marriage.
ST. PAUL – Here is where some issues stand as the Minnesota Legislature enters its home-stretch before a May 20 or earlier adjournment:
MOORHEAD – Frank Orton made sure Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton understands problems he faces in competing against North Dakota stores.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota House will debate guns. The House public safety committee passed a watered-down gun regulation bill on a 10-8 vote Thursday night, with the House the next stop for the controversial issue.
ST. PAUL - Senate Democrats would not go as far as their House colleague in raising taxes in a budget framework they announced this morning.
ST. PAUL – Minnesota schools would be the biggest beneficiaries of a state House Democratic budget proposal that goes beyond the governor’s plan to increase taxes on the rich.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators approved 39-28 a health insurance marketplace along party lines this morning, leaving only Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature as the final step.
ST. PAUL – Wrangling the numbers in a revised budget proposal forced Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to postpone its release.
St. Paul - Monday night’s selection of new University of Minnesota regents could be contentious.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton took on former Gov. Tim Pawlenty in his State of the State address.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – Minnesota state boards, commissions and even entire agencies could begin disappearing if legislators agree to bills making their way through the Legislature.RELATED CONTENT
St. Paul - It’s a month into Minnesota’s new political world, and the kind words keep flowing.RELATED CONTENT
St. Paul - No one can say that Michele Bachmann is shy. The Minnesota Republican congresswoman often dives into controversy, but her State of the Union response drew the most attention yet.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL - Early indications are that Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Laborite governor and Republican legislative leaders are doing as the old saying goes: “Disagree without being disagreeable.”RELATED CONTENT
St. Paul - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s meeting with legislative leaders over security issues has been pushed back a few days, but some lawmakers feel pretty safe in the Capitol as it is.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL - Republicans who control the Minnesota Legislature are showing the importance they place on businesses.RELATED CONTENT
May 23 is the date Minnesotans interested in following the Legislature should remember.RELATED CONTENT
‘Neighbors peered out of frosted windows, watching the (snowstorm) victims across the street futilely slip and slide, wheels grinding up and down the icy incline of their driveways.RELATED CONTENT