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But House speaker wants to fast-track controversial projects in exchange.
Governor and House Republicans want the feds to give Minnesota a few more months to comply with new law affecting air travel.
Governor wants Legislature to extend unemployment benefits for steelworkers.
Kentucky senator pitches his libertarian-themed message against federal overreach.
Minnesota is likely to be among the ripest targets for the Bernie Sanders campaign to sap Hillary Clinton’s momentum when presidential primaries and caucuses get started
Gov. Dayton’s order is a response to more oil train traffic in the Twin Cities.
He wants proposed mine’s financing scrutinized.
The company missed an Oct. 1 deadline and faces reimbursements to state.
The Mpls. Democrat is just the second member of Congress to endorse the Vermont senator.
She has become nearly as much the face of the administration as Gov. Dayton himself. And he plans to hand her even more responsibility.
Last April, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker used a speech in Iowa to describe a central political rationale for his now-defunct candidacy. “The path to the…
Former political partners, friends dined in Atlanta.
Meeting with small groups in neighboring state, Scott Walker gave no hints he was about to drop out of race.
Carver County state Senate race will be political debut of Jake Coleman, son of former Sen. Norm Coleman
Jake, son of former U.S. Sen. Norm, is running for a state Senate seat.
It’s a kind of show-and-tell opportunity for officials at dozens of state facilities and sites vying for a chunk of what could be close to $1 billion in state bonds for construction projects.
The time frame for the State Capitol’s $307 million extreme makeover is half over, but the work is only 30 percent done.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will court donors at a Thursday luncheon in the exclusive Minikahda Club overlooking Lake Calhoun.
Donald Trump is outstripping his GOP competitors in an unofficial "corn poll." But it’s hard to locate any support among Minnesota’s Republican establishment.
He says the additional $2M he championed doesn't necessarily need to be spent on legislative offices.
It was specifically earmarked to refurbish antique furniture and enhance other historical touches in legislative office space in the new building.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker proposed a replacement to President Obama’s health care law Tuesday at a Brooklyn Center machine shop, using an important policy…
For Dayton, yet another frustrating deadlock with legislative leaders.
The proposed changes could cost tens of millions of dollars but still may not satisfy a federal judge.
It’s difficult, if not impossible, to find Republican Party activists in Minnesota who support Donald Trump for president. That was true last Thursday night,…
The 10 leading Republican presidential candidates meet in Cleveland this Thursday for the first debate of the 2016 campaign, and many Minnesota conservatives with plans to tune in are still undecided.
Group of lawmakers wants Guard personnel to be able to carry concealed weapons without a permit.
Gov. Dayton is expected to select a new justice by the end of August.
From gridiron to high court, retiring Justice Alan Page ties it up with a bow
Rural communities expected more after they helped the GOP gain a majority in the House.
Minnesota's political leaders approved billions in spending, including passage early Saturday of the environmental and agriculture budget bill, avoiding a state government shutdown.
The final deal to finish the state budget, struck Thursday night, sets the table for a special session today where approval of money for environmental and agricultural programs is still in doubt.
Gov. Mark Dayton is tentatively scheduled today to meet with all four legislative caucus leaders in hopes of nailing down a final agreement and set a special session.
Gov. Mark Dayton said three disagreements remain between him and House Republicans in the clutch of budget bills that would be up in the special session.
A special session is needed so legislators can approve remaining pieces of the budget and avoid a partial shutdown of state government on July 1, but only the governor can call it.
Key legislators agree on hefty bonding bill; Dayton holds fast on audits.
Questions on school spending, budget items must be resolved.
“It’s become a perennial breakdown, and it doesn’t have to be this way,” said Sen. Carla Nelson, R-Rochester.
As political stalemate lingers, agency begins preparing to let state workers go.
Special session site set, but no budget deal in sight as Dayton resumes meetings with legislative leaders
Dayton releases a lengthy list; meanwhile, layoff notices loom for 10,000 state employees.
A big surplus had some thinking this session would be smooth, but the extra money fueled extra debates.
Minnesotans chose divided government in last year’s election, giving Gov. Mark Dayton a second term while flipping control of the House to Republicans. And division…
$25 billion approved for human services, higher-ed, transportation, public safety.
Dayton said he would veto $17 billion in education spending as soon as the bill lands on his desk and will call a special legislative session once he and House Republicans can settle the standoff.
Governor holds firm to veto threat over early ed funding
Dayton says he’s willing to risk shutdown, special session to boost funding for early ed.
Minnesota House and Senate leaders said late Friday that they had struck a tentative budget deal, but the governor was objecting to the level of education funding and said he intends to stand firm.
Wrangling by lawmakers led to a higher education deal, but little other progress.
Gov. Dayton and legislative leaders have private budget discussions, give few details, as rank-and-file members worry.
With little apparent progress and time running out, Dayton and lawmakers trade accusations
Republicans balk at request for a 2 percent increase (up from 1 percent) for school spending.
Republicans, DLFers want to cooperate, but finding common ground difficult.
Republican leader is optimistic that session will close on time.
Allegations about coordinated attacks are flying more frequently as laws governing political donations and coordination between political groups and outside allies grows increasingly murky.
With only two weeks left in the session and gaping divisions between DFL and GOP spending goals, Daudt, a former car salesman, faces a test of his ability to close a deal.
Under the bill, Minnesota drivers would pay an additional 16 cents a gallon to help bankroll statewide transportation upgrades, a tax that would rise with the cost of fuel.
Budget plan delivers on some outstate priorities, but tax cuts would leave little left for fulfilling promises.
Three more farms in Minnesota were hit on Tuesday.
Bipartisan 61-4 vote signals low support for Minneapolis project.
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth would lose about $85M in yearly aid under House Republicans’ plan.
Costs for $90M Senate building have DFL, GOP bickering about how to pay for it.
He easily defeated challengers despite lingering party debt.
In addition to misuse of funds, GOP critics say he lied to ethics panel.
Opportunities presented by Minnesota’s economic good fortune shouldn’t be squandered, Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday, urging legislators to spend most of a budget surplus on programs he said would pay off for decades.
State would lose $1 million a year in revenue if cigar tax is rolled back.
He touts jobs potential of bonding plan, but his list faces long odds at Capitol.
Lawmakers return from recess facing divergent views, lengthy agenda and a tight schedule.
Gov. Dayton's ambitious education and transportation spending proposals collide with the radically different priorities of the House Republican majority.
Indiana religious freedom law sparked national firestorm, concern about gay rights implications
Bill Jungbauer is running, citing concerns over party finances.
Downsizing could take two years, but CEO assured Gov. Dayton company will keep strong local presence.
The last of three proposals that will now define the spending debate comes in closer to Gov. Dayton’s blueprint.
Water damage, other unexpected costs push total remodeling price over $300M.
The governor's approval rating rebounded to some of his best numbers since he first took office in 2011.
Republicans say they want to give $1.9B surplus back to taxpayers; DFL says budget cuts services.
Plan avoids gas tax hike; Dayton, DFLers say there’s room for negotiation.
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