Gov. Dayton calls the wage hike one of his top priorities for the year, and has said the state’s current minimum wage -- $6.15 an hour -- is “ridiculously low.” But the proposal is getting a cool reception in the DFL-controlled Senate.
Updated: January 21, 2014, - 06:28 AM
The party is on the rebound after moving to much less expensive digs and repaying $800,000 of $2M owed.
Updated: January 20, 2014, - 09:37 PM
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday acknowledged that he erred by taking a campaign employee along on a state airplane...
Updated: January 17, 2014, - 09:01 PM
Gov. Mark Dayton broke state law by bringing a campaign staffer along on the state plane for a 2012 trip to promote DFL candidates, according to a long-awaited audit which said the rules are not well defined.
Updated: January 17, 2014, - 05:33 AM
The infrastructure-laden bonding proposal must navigate gantlet of GOP lawmakers leery of increasing state’s debt.
Updated: January 16, 2014, - 05:46 AM
The Star Tribune's analysis turned up $20 million in problems. Regulators found an additional $6 million in an extra year of digging.
Updated: January 08, 2014, - 09:55 AM
Republican led the House through rare ’78 power split.
Updated: January 06, 2014, - 09:25 PM
More than half of $53 million spent in state in recent years came from just three dozen sources. Among the DFL heavyweights are Alida Messinger, above.
Updated: December 30, 2013, - 03:32 PM
Rachel E. Stassen-Berger offers a behind-the-scenes look at how times have changed with fetching state budget forecast numbers.
Updated: December 24, 2013, - 11:40 AM