Gov. Mark Dayton wants a bonding bill with a total price tag of $1.2 billion. Leaders of the Republican legislative minority want new debt held to $850 million, and have rare leverage because DFLers need a handful of Republican votes to approve bond sales.
Updated: April 22, 2014, - 05:53 AM
A public hearing was held by the Health and Human Services Committee after senators revived the measure.
Updated: April 10, 2014, - 10:57 PM
Minnesota’s minimum wage is set to jump from one of the lowest in the nation to one of the highest, promising a better standard of living for more than 350,000 workers but raising bottom-line concerns for some business owners.
Updated: April 10, 2014, - 02:55 PM
House Rules Committee cut $13 million from total price tag and passed controversial plan.
Updated: April 04, 2014, - 09:59 PM
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
Bakk has been the most vocal advocate for a new $63 million office complex, across the street from the Capitol, proposed to house senators during and after an ongoing renovation of the domed Capitol.
Updated: April 03, 2014, - 10:21 PM
Despite high-profile building plans, sponsor sees bill falling short.
Updated: April 02, 2014, - 08:33 AM
Businesses, unions oppose move to put it on state ballot.
Updated: March 28, 2014, - 11:55 PM
Senate majority leader wants voters to decide if an increase in the state’s minimum wage would be tied to inflation.
Updated: March 27, 2014, - 11:30 PM