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

Dayton signs compromise bill on pay raise flap

Bill sends nearly $16 million in emergency funding to three agencies.

Updated: February 26, 2015, - 08:53 PM

Dayton appointed to Governors Council, will advise on National Guard issues

Gov. Mark Dayton was named Friday to a national forum of governors that will advise federal defense agencies on National...

Updated: February 20, 2015, - 11:48 PM

Senate committee approves bill to restore voting rights to freed felons

Bill clears state Senate Judiciary Committee, with newfound support from Republican lawmakers and right-leaning groups.

Updated: February 19, 2015, - 10:55 PM

Broad coalition pushes for Minnesota data privacy amendment

Broad coalition pushes state amendment for greater data protection, but Senate obstacles arise.

Updated: February 16, 2015, - 09:36 PM

Lawmakers consider 'necessity defense' in DWI cases

Four years have passed since the night Jennifer Axelberg took refuge in a vehicle to escape her abusive husband after...

Updated: February 14, 2015, - 11:56 PM

Dayton-Bakk fractures throw DFL agenda into doubt

DFLers hope that the governor’s anger cools and that the two will talk.

Updated: February 14, 2015, - 09:57 PM

Minnesota lawmakers want to crack down on insurance scammers

Loopholes in state law make Minnesota more vulnerable.

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 12:52 AM

Burnsville police chief praises body cameras as crime-fighting tool

A Minnesota law enforcement officer most acquainted with a new technology getting close scrutiny by the Legislature said it has...

Updated: February 10, 2015, - 08:42 PM

Lawmakers split over putting data privacy in the Minnesota Constitution

They’re divided over whether such an amendment is necessary or redundant.

Updated: February 03, 2015, - 10:19 PM

Legislation aims to make police body cam footage mostly private

The proposal by a trio of cops-turned-legislators is pitched as an effort to protect citizens’ privacy. But advocates of open government vow to fight that.

Updated: January 29, 2015, - 11:18 PM

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