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

Bill taking aim at job gender gap advances

Minnesota ready to offer workplace protections to women, especially with pay.

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 08:33 AM

Minn. Senate OKs bill requiring police to get warrants to track cellphones

Sen. Branden Petersen’s bill was in response to concern about “cellular exploitation devices.”

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 11:26 PM

For Minnesota DFL, GOP, the race for campaign cash is on

Fundraising reports help size up governor, House races as they prepare to heat up.

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 11:06 PM

Reform on sex offender program stalls in Minnesota Legislature

Judge has ordered state program overhauled, but doing so means huge political risks for legislators.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 10:28 PM

Sen. Al Franken's campaign coffer totals $5.9 million

The first-term Democratic senator raised $2.7 million.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 10:01 PM

Synthetic drug stores could be outlawed in Minnesota

House votes to expand the definition of illegal synthetics, give more power to pharmacy board.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 11:14 PM

Minnesota cops, prosecutors object to immunity in heroin bill

Law would allow people to call 911 for overdoses without fear of prosecution.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 11:20 PM

Hotdish Politics: Payday lenders in the cross hairs

Businesses that offer on-the-spot cash loans at higher interest rates than your typical bank are in the cross hairs of...

Updated: April 05, 2014, - 06:04 PM

Senate passes antibullying bill; Dayton is expected to sign

An antibullying policy considered one of the weakest in the country was scrapped by the Minnesota Senate on Thursday in favor of more stringent requirements that would begin to crack down on practices that have tormented some students to the point of suicide.

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 09:44 AM

Dayton wants legislators to toss aside self-imposed bonding cap

There’s room to spend more on state projects, he assures leaders.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 09:51 PM

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