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June 25, 2017
Mark Dayton reread the Constitution, then vetoed legislative funding. Now it goes to court
ST. PAUL — The decision to veto the Legislature's funding was a slowly simmering idea for Gov. Mark Dayton until shortly before he took...
June 25, 2017 - 10:00pm
June 23, 2017
Dayton agrees to fund Legislature until October, as court case continues
ST. PAUL — Faced with the possibility of the Senate shutting down this summer and the House closing up shop shortly thereafter, Gov. Mark Dayton empowered his attorney to negotiate to fund the Legislature — even as the Legislature is suing him for vetoing its funding....
June 23, 2017 - 10:00pm
June 15, 2017
Dayton hires former Supreme Court justice to handle lawsuit
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton hired former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Sam Hanson to defend him in the lawsuit the Minnesota Legislature...
June 15, 2017 - 10:39am
June 9, 2017
Dayton wants lawmakers to undo tobacco tax cut
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday pressed the point: High tobacco taxes save lives. Surrounded by kids wearing bright yellow...
June 9, 2017 - 8:45pm
June 7, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: State GOP inconsistent when it comes to certain local policies
In the political world, it isn’t always easy to hold true to one’s ideologies. Surely the Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature understood...
June 7, 2017 - 7:30am
June 6, 2017
New Minnesota GOP chair aims to bring metro, rural factions together
BRAINERD, Minn.—The woman newly in charge of the Republican Party hopes to mend fences between the rural conservatives and the metro GOP...
June 6, 2017 - 9:46pm
June 5, 2017
Local legislators forum set for Friday
BEMIDJI -- Local District 5A and 2A Reps. Matt Bliss, R-Pennington and Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook as well as District 2 Sen. Paul Utke, R-Park...
June 5, 2017 - 5:18pm
June 2, 2017
UPDATE: Minnesota Legislature to sue Gov. Dayton over losing its funding
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature is planning to sue the Minnesota governor. The issue is the same as that which prompts most lawsuits:...
June 2, 2017 - 2:46pm
May 27, 2017
'I voted' stickers for all, less test help for many
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature struggled to finish its work — the final coda came at 3 a.m. Friday — but managed to approve thousands of pages of legislation, brimming with hundreds of changes to the way Minnesota does business. Some of those changes are unexpected...
May 27, 2017 - 9:00pm
May 26, 2017
Education funding up, but union urges veto
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature approved nearly half a billion dollars in new public school funding late Thursday. So why is the teachers union calling for its veto? Policy changes included in the $18.8 billion education spending plan give school leaders new flexibility...
May 26, 2017 - 9:01pm
Local legislators find success in tax bill, transportation
BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Legislature adjourned its special session in the early morning hours Friday, having passed the necessary bills to fund...
May 26, 2017 - 6:05pm
May 25, 2017
Higher ed bill at Dayton's desk could still mean shortfall at BSU
BEMIDJI—State lawmakers sent another higher education deal to Gov. Mark Dayton on Sunday that could still mean a multi-million dollar budget...
May 25, 2017 - 7:51pm
May 23, 2017
Final Minnesota legislative bills may be passed in middle of the night
ST. PAUL—Twenty hours after legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton announced "we have a deal" for a $46 billion state budget, lawmakers...
May 23, 2017 - 10:19pm
Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
Minnesota legislators blasted past their midnight deadline Monday, May 22, to get their work done — but will come back immediately to finish...
May 23, 2017 - 4:41am
May 22, 2017
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
ST. PAUL-- A Minnesota lawmaker whose father's death could have affected last-minute budget negotiations decided to stay at the Capitol to see...
May 22, 2017 - 10:43pm