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Lawmakers have adjourned their session, but many major initiatives of the year face a veto threat from Gov. Mark Dayton
Minnesota lawmakers adjourned late Sunday after finalizing a handful of tax and spending measures, but with little chance they'd have much to show for three months of work as Gov. Mark Dayton vowed to veto most of their major efforts.
In session's second-to-last day, a late meeting between Dayton, lawmakers produced no agreement.
Many make specific tweaks to existing state law or apply only to certain cities or counties — the kind of legislative action that rarely gets attention.
Gov. Mark Dayton is promising to veto a key tax bill that the Republican-controlled Senate passed narrowly Wednesday, ratcheting up tensions between the governor and the Legislature's GOP majorities.
Doctors would have had to offer patients a look.
Budget czar Myron Frans is poised to crunch numbers and jump in with the right idea during the legislative session's final days.
The bill approved by the Legislature requires doctors to ask women if they'd like to see an ultrasound before having an abortion.
The proposal is similar to one from the House but much smaller than one offered by the governor.
Lawmakers vote to relax regulations in effort to ease child care shortage.
The Legislature is behind its usual pace in getting bills turned into law.
Senate sponsor and advocates blame partisanship, but Senate leader says measure could still advance this year.
Mary Giuliani Stephens selected Rep. Jeff Backer, who represents the Morris area, as her lieutenant governor running mate.
With many schools preparing to lay off teachers and staff members —or close their doors altogether — Gov. Mark Dayton said the state should step in to help.
Need for coordinated push in early education cited.
The plan came in response to a recent controversy in the Edina School District.
Money could be used for building improvements or additional staffing.
The state's high court held a public hearing Wednesday on the future of a pilot project allowing cameras in criminal sentencing hearings.
The lawmaker from Apple Valley said she wanted to draw attention to the Legislature's inaction on gun-control measures.
Rep. Erin Maye Quade was joined by a handful of others in the House.
One proposal would relax definition of what's considered harassment.
State's flawed computer system has some registrars operating in the red.
In first meeting to discuss Fischbach's new role, they avoid legal issues.
Long known as a "velvet hammer" behind the scenes, she must craft her own public persona as Minnesota's next senator.
Sen. Al Franken, facing accusations of sexual harassment, said last week that he would resign "in the coming weeks." Smith would be up for election next November.
GOP Sen. Michelle Fischbach says she'll keep seat in Senate; Dayton administration disagrees.
So far, no Republicans have signed up to run for Rebecca Otto's seat.
Minnesota's DFL governor said Friday that he'll name a replacement for Sen. Al Franken "in a couple days," but he wouldn't say who it might be.
The deficit in the current two-year budget cycle is projected to grow to $586 million in the 2020-21 biennium. Since the state budget must be balanced, it would require cutting spending or raising more revenue.
Voters to decide who will replace two legislators who quit after allegations.
Governor proclaimed 'Cancer Screen Week" in Minnesota, says own experience taught importance of early detection.
DFL and GOP candidates offer up vastly different fixes.
Party activists picked among a field of seven candidates who hope to be on the ballot in 2018.
Following the bumpy rollout of a new vehicle licensing system, the state of Minnesota is hiring a private firm for similar upgrades to its drivers licensing operations.
He says he'll lift budget veto and rebuild relationship with Republican legislators.
The $26M is for broadband projects across the state.
With governor's term winding down, members of his administration are lining up their next positions.
In speeches, several women who serve at the Capitol who said they are frustrated by harassment and discrimination regularly encountered there.
The decision hands Gov. Dayton a legal victory as he seeks to rework costly tax breaks and other measures he signed into law this spring as part of a new state budget.
Dayton, state's top IT official say rollout of state's new vehicle licensing system has not gone as planned, inconvenienced Minnesotans.
Sen. Dan Schoen is facing renewed calls to resign after an employee of the state Senate reported that he sent her an unsolicited sexually explicit photograph.
Groups are challenging a state law about political apparel at polling places.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges mounted a re-election bid this year based on the same messages that had won over so many of the city's voters. But this time many of the same people who propelled Hodges into office voted to replace her. On Election Day, she became only the second Minneapolis mayor in 40 years to run for a second term and lose.
Amid a budget stalemate with the governor, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said the Senate will run out of money Dec 1.
A group called Better Angels is organizing the gatherings of Republicans and Democrats to talk, listen and find what they have in common.
A recent run of problems with the state's new vehicle licensing system is prompting new headaches during an already bumpy transition.
Republicans dispute his assertion that lawmakers have access to $45 million.
The governor called a morning news conference to blast the GOP plan still in the works in Washington — particularly a proposed elimination of federal deductions for income, sales tax and property tax.
A ruling in a lawsuit by the attorney general includes ordering the company to stick to the prices it initially quotes to customers buying phone, internet and cable packages.
Many activists are tackling local issues, launching own bids for office.
The legal battle with the governor dates back to May.
Recent announcements about Minnesota’s timeline for implementing the federal Real ID Act have left some Minnesotans feeling relieved about their upcoming travel plans — and…
Federal officials said Wednesday that the state now has through October 2018 to comply with the federal Real ID law.
The governor said the state's proposal to land the company's second headquarters focuses on the state's strengths, rather than promises of tax breaks.
Gov. Mark Dayton reviews the state's plan to attract company's headquarters.
Residents can keep using regular driver's licenses, but only until Jan. 22.
Drivers report being over- or undercharged for their plates and tabs, and licensing offices saw repeated systemwide shutdowns and monthslong processing delays.
The governor welcomed the WNBA champions to his home Friday morning.
Each tells own tale of Legislature's finances.
Tenzin Dolkar, a policy adviser in the governor's office, will oversee rail safety efforts.
Lawmakers and residents ask federal government to do more. "A life preserver is not a handout."
The DFL legislator has some high-profile opponents, but she has quietly carved out a spot as a candidate to watch.
The DFL governor said athletes should find other ways to protest, but he defends their right to kneel during the national anthem.
The governor warned Monday of significant cuts to Medicaid programs.
Court-ordered mediation between Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders broke down around noon Friday, when GOP leaders said Dayton ended the session.
The state's top leaders held closed-door talks under orders from the Minnesota Supreme Court
Dayton, Paulsen, others blast apparent plan by Trump Administration to link 'reinsurance' waiver to cut in MinnesotaCare support
Dayton, GOP leaders staying mum about mediation sessions, as taxpayer-funded legal bills keep growing.
Court filings provide a rare glimpse into expenses.
GOP report says Senate will run out of funds by December, House by February. The update may add urgency to court-ordered mediation the governor and lawmakers begin this week.
Both sides filed new arguments as the Minnesota Supreme Court considers constitutional clash.
The governor and lawmakers jointly selected Rick Solum, a former trial lawyer and judge who has long focused on mediation.
A few consider major bid in party that historically chooses male candidates.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has found that Gov. Mark Dayton's line-item veto of legislative funding was constitutional -- but said an ongoing dispute between the DFL governor and Republican-led Legislature will take more work to be resolved.
Some state lawmakers are championing a new goal: generating 50 percent of the state's energy from renewable sources by 2030.
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