Ricardo Lopez

Reporter | Politics and government
Phone: 651-925-5044
Ricardo Lopez covers all aspects of Minnesota politics, the state budget, the administration and state agencies.

Recent content from Ricardo Lopez

State, federal plans to aid Minnesota tribal school are at cross-purposes

A DFL state senator’s bill could undercut efforts already begun by U.S. Rep Betty McCollum.

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 10:47 PM

Dayton proposes child-care tax credit expansion

Senate Republicans call for ending Social Security tax.

Updated: January 20, 2015, - 09:11 PM

DFL senator introduces bill that would strip teacher seniority

State Sen. Terri Bonoff, DFL-Minnetonka, is siding with Republicans who want to end teacher seniority protections.

Updated: January 16, 2015, - 06:47 AM

Teachers, students could reap benefit of realigned state tax code

Legislation would allow deductions for teachers and some students.

Updated: January 13, 2015, - 09:04 AM

State confronts shrinking labor force as baby boomers retire

Lawmakers introduced bills last week aimed at a lack of skilled workers, but the state will face a bigger problem in the coming decade: a slower-growing labor force.

Updated: January 11, 2015, - 06:42 AM

Free college vs. tax cuts as visions contrast at Capitol

The real work of the Legislature began Thursday as the DFL-controlled Senate and Republican House served up contrasting visions.

Updated: January 08, 2015, - 11:30 PM

Gov. Dayton puts second-term priority on education

GOP signals there’s room for common ground, but not on teacher-tenure protections.

Updated: December 31, 2014, - 12:58 AM

Minnesota GOP outlines transportation, education priorities

“Solution Center” offers a broad view of legislative priorities.

Updated: December 22, 2014, - 11:22 PM

Rural school district appeals to state to keep four-day schedule

Rural school district lobbies to keep its shorter schedule born of fiscal struggles.

Updated: December 20, 2014, - 11:46 PM

Commerce Department defends agency's handling of Community Action of Minneapolis

Commerce Department chief defends actions on Community Action of Mpls. spending issues.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 11:14 AM

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