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 legislators weigh Super Bowl tax breaks

A tax relief package designed to lure the Super Bowl to Minneapolis is running up against the limits of bipartisan zeal for cutting taxes at the Capitol this year.

Updated: March 24, 2014, - 07:38 AM

Dayton signs $444M in tax relief; more than a million to see breaks

Bill also bolsters rainy day fund, kills some business taxes

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 06:02 AM

GOP senators refuse to be rushed on sweeping tax-relief measure

Gov. Mark Dayton, DFLers criticized the Republican holdouts for delaying the time-sensitive bill.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 09:52 PM

Franken wants free school lunch for more low-income students

Even as Minnesota legislators vote to provide more state aid, the senator vows to ask federal taxpayers to pick up the tab for reduced-priced school meals.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 02:15 PM

Using surplus, DFL, GOP jockey to be tax-cut heroes

Racing an April 15 target, both sides pile onto the relief bandwagon to repeal or cut taxes and take advantage...

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 10:44 PM

Dayton blasts DFL senators for slow approval of tax relief

Dayton said Senate leaders were holding hostage a middle-class tax-relief package until they get a new multimillion-dollar office building.

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 08:53 AM

Franken wants free school lunch for more low-income students

Even as Minnesota legislators vote to provide more state aid, the senator vows to ask federal taxpayers to pick up the tab for reduced-priced school meals.

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 09:06 AM

Tax break proposal isn't likely to reach Dayton's desk by deadline

Governor wants package of tax breaks passed so he can sign it Wednesday

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 07:20 AM

Gov. Mark Dayton makes a sudden shift on medical marijuana

After meeting with medical marijuana advocates, Dayton said he would direct his top commissioners and staffers to see if some compromise could be reached in the remaining two months of the legislative session.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 08:43 AM

Gov. Dayton seeks bigger tax cuts in new budget

His budget calls for $616 million in relief, up from the $500 million sought by House DFLers. Reserves also would...

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 08:51 PM

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