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

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

March 26: 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

Proposal for mental health sites opposed by some advocates

Senator’s plan for ‘jail diversion hubs’ gets pushback from advocates.

Updated: March 22, 2015, - 10:53 PM

Blushing and giggling, House committee tackles serious subject: Genital piercing

Genital piercing came up in regulation discussion.

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 09:54 PM

Proposed insurance requirements for ridesharing has Uber reconsidering future in Minnesota

Uber manager says $1 million policy requirement would affect strategy in state.

Updated: March 16, 2015, - 08:39 PM

'Right to Try Act' gives hope to dying patients

If approved by Legislature, Minnesotans could get easier access to experimental drugs, devices still under clinical trials.

Updated: March 16, 2015, - 08:51 AM

A legislative victory for a grammar stickler

Tension punctuated a House hearing last week over how long law enforcement agencies can keep on file data gleaned from...

Updated: March 14, 2015, - 05:52 PM

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