Abby Simons

Reporter | Politics and government
Phone: 651-925-5043
Abby joined the Star Tribune in 2008. Before moving to politics, she covered Minneapolis police, suburban police and Hennepin County District Court.

Recent content from Abby Simons

Another no to Sunday liquor sales, but it's looking good for growlers

The Minnesota Senate rejected a Sunday sales measure, but proponents remain optimistic.

Updated: April 16, 2015, - 09:46 PM

Minnesota Senate Majority Leader says Sunday liquor sales are a long shot

Senate leader says biggest hurdle is in the House.

Updated: April 13, 2015, - 10:20 PM

Help in state budget for Hmong, Lao vets decades after Vietnam

Tucked in the Minnesota Senate’s Health and Human Services Omnibus bill is an appropriation to fund mental health services specifically for hundreds of Minnesota Hmong and Lao veterans born before 1965.

Updated: April 11, 2015, - 07:55 PM

On Sunday liquor sales, Daudt sees glass half full

House Speaker Kurt Daudt said move to reverse sales ban has a better chance than in past years.

Updated: April 10, 2015, - 09:06 PM

Teen guest describes special bond with Dayton

To the hundreds who filled the House chamber for Thursday’s State of the State address, Gov. Mark Dayton is, whether...

Updated: April 09, 2015, - 09:52 PM

State may bolster number of child protection workers, with a catch

Some of the money is dependent on quick and frequent visits by caseworkers.

Updated: April 08, 2015, - 09:22 PM

Uber, insurance companies strike a deal; legislation heads to floor

A fight over driver insurance requirements had Uber threatening to leave the state.

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 08:04 PM

Bill would protect those who call police from retaliatory lawsuits

Measure addresses instances where lawsuits are filed in retaliation.

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 09:59 PM

Move to restore felon voting rights appears stalled

The bipartisan group had high hopes that this year’s outcome would be different.

Updated: March 25, 2015, - 11:20 PM

Poll: Minnesotans are split over what to do with budget surplus

Minnesotans are nearly as divided as lawmakers are on what to do with the state’s projected $1.9 billion budget surplus. Nearly 40 percent prefer refunds; 30 percent say “salt it away.”

Updated: March 25, 2015, - 05:52 AM

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