Baird Helgeson

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

Recent content from Baird Helgeson

Minnesota's marriage fight will flare anew at Capitol

This time, the push to legalize gay marriage will be the focus.

Updated: December 21, 2012, - 07:36 AM

Franson proposes bill to block union efforts

State Rep. Mary Franson is trying to head off new unionization efforts with a proposal to block groups from forcing independent contractors to join a union.

Updated: December 20, 2012, - 11:33 AM

Franken sees a short-term deal to end budget crisis

The Democratic senator said he is open to finding more efficiencies in government entitlement programs.

Updated: December 14, 2012, - 10:56 PM

State faces a projected $1.1 billion shortfall

Bad budget news arrives even as Minnesota's economy is showing signs of improvement.

Updated: December 06, 2012, - 05:51 AM

Dayton aims to overhaul Minnesota's tax system

Property-tax relief will play a major role. First hurdle comes Wednesday.

Updated: December 01, 2012, - 10:01 PM

Anti-tax crusader gets ready for Minnesota's revenue debate

Grover Norquist's group starts Minnesota political-action fund.

Updated: November 27, 2012, - 07:16 AM

Hot Dish Politics: Same-sex marriage movement presses on

Same-sex marriage supporters in Minnesota and around the country already are trying to build momentum after historic wins in the recent election.

Updated: November 24, 2012, - 06:47 PM

Thanks for nuthin', this turkey gulps

Stopping short of a pardon, Gov. Dayton sided with the law and sent the bird back to the farm.

Updated: November 20, 2012, - 10:30 PM

Governor won't stand for Vikings stadium seat licenses

The team owners stood their ground on the issue, saying that seat licensing was included in the final agreement passed by the Legislature.

Updated: November 14, 2012, - 12:14 AM

Taking over state Legislature is a delicate task for DFL

Gov. Mark Dayton says he won't squander Minnesotans' vote of confidence in the upcoming session.

Updated: November 11, 2012, - 06:04 AM

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