Gov. Mark Dayton is making more progress on his initiative to delete unnecessary and burdensome laws from the statute books.
Dayton signed a measure into law Tuesday that include dozens of provisions relating to the governor's streamlining initiative, which he is calling the “unsession.”
The measure eliminated 27 higher education provisions deemed unnecessary or redundant. The measure passed unanimously in the House and the Senate.
Legislators are dealing with more streamlining initiatives this week, with some having crucial committee stops.
Dayton’s tops staffers are tracking progress of the 1,000 proposed streamlining measures, seeing where they snag up in committee and trying to negotiate changes.
The governor's staff is determined to make sure the proposals honor Dayton's goal of making government less cumbersome and aggravating for consumers.
Republicans have criticized the proposal for lacking in ambitious and failing to deal with some of the larger and more controversial areas of government, like health insurance reform and the proposed Senate office building.
Amid reports that Donald Trump was in danger of not getting on Minnesota's presidential ballot, the Trump campaign says everything is in order and voters will have a chance to cast their ballot for him in November.
The State Department says about 30 emails that may be related to the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI's recently closed investigation into her use of a private server.
Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders said special session negotiations took a step backward Tuesday, leading to some trepidation that there'll be no agreement by the end of the month on a $260 million tax bill and a public works package — if ever.
The Legislature's failed wish list of $1 billion in public construction took center stage Tuesday, as lawmakers assessed the hope of finding a compromise on the special-session borrowing package that would satisfy Gov. Mark Dayton.