Bill would make background inquiries universal, extending them to all private firearms purchases in Minnesota.
Updated: March 13, 2013, - 12:14 AM
When Dayton unveils his new budget proposal this week, the plan will lean heavily on a tax hike for the wealthiest 2 percent of Minnesotans and he is strongly considering a significant bump in the tobacco tax, sources say.
Updated: March 10, 2013, - 06:56 AM
With a new DFL-led Legislature, unions are pushing their agenda, starting with child care. Monday they turned out at the Capitol in support of measures that would help unionize thousands of child-care and home health-care workers.
Updated: March 05, 2013, - 10:51 AM
More than 70 percent of all respondents — including 60 percent of gun owners and 64 percent of Republicans — favor universal background checks.
Updated: March 04, 2013, - 06:57 AM
Two-year projection shrinks to $627M. GOP says Dayton should back off on tax hikes.
Updated: March 01, 2013, - 02:39 PM
Battle resumes on unionizing in-home child care providers – or not.
Updated: February 25, 2013, - 10:19 PM
Police supported expanding background checks to all private gun sales, but the NRA voiced its opposition at the Legislature.
Updated: February 22, 2013, - 02:18 PM
Sponsor lays over bill after failure appeared imminent.
Updated: February 21, 2013, - 08:36 AM
Weapons hearings in St. Paul will focus on background checks, not “highly divisive” bans on assault weapons and magazines.
Updated: February 18, 2013, - 11:47 PM