With five minutes in the 2013 legislative session to spare before the midnight deadline, the Senate voted 36-30 to pass a $2.1 billion tax bill that ushers in higher taxes on the wealthy and smokers.
Updated: May 21, 2013, - 01:19 PM
The Minnesota Senate granted final passage to a $15.7 billion education funding bill that will give most parents access to free, all-day kindergarten beginning next year.
Updated: May 20, 2013, - 05:17 AM
Jubilant gay, lesbian couples make wedding plans.
Updated: May 13, 2013, - 11:56 PM
Revenue increases would boost school spending and fund a property tax relief plan. GOP responded with scorn.
Updated: May 13, 2013, - 08:20 AM
It won’t happen this session, but bipartisan effort looks to the next.
Updated: May 03, 2013, - 06:15 AM
Millions of dollars’ worth of local infrastructure projects await Legislature’s vote on bonding bill.
Updated: May 02, 2013, - 12:28 PM
The DFL-led proposal would lower the sales tax rate to 6 percent from 6.875. But the state would broaden the sales tax to include a first-ever tax on clothing, auto repair, dating services and haircuts.
Updated: April 29, 2013, - 10:25 PM
The $2.6 billion tax measurem approved on a 69-64 vote, raises taxes on smokers and drinkers to balance the budget. The Senate continues to debate a significantly different tax plan.
Updated: April 25, 2013, - 06:24 AM
Drug tests for lawmakers and welfare recipients passed the House this week and may win Senate support.
Updated: April 23, 2013, - 09:03 PM