In veto, Dayton blames House GOP for 'insufficient' ed bill

In veto, Dayton blames House GOP for 'insufficient' ed bill

Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday blamed the House GOP for a lack of agreement on universal preschool; GOP leaders say they compromised on school funds, early-learning programs

Mpls. day care center accused of illegally billing state program

May 23
Mpls. day care center accused of illegally billing state program
Surveillance of the day care, which was raided last week by federal and state investigators, detected wide discrepancies between hours billed and services provided.

Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto says hurried new bill would leave counties without an auditor

May 22
Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto says hurried new bill would leave counties without an auditor
State Auditor Rebecca Otto, whose office audits 59 of 87 Minnesota counties among other responsibilities, said a technical glitch in the state government finance bill that passed in the final hours of the legislative session could leave those counties without any auditing.
May 24
Debate of the Omnibus Environment bill on the House floor on the last official day of session

With divided Legislature, what was -- and wasn't -- accomplished in 2015

A big surplus had some thinking this session would be smooth, but the extra money fueled extra debates.
May 23

Anderson: Dayton's waterways interest draws attention

Mark Dayton’s waterway conservation idea is in limbo following the governor’s veto on Saturday.
May 23

2015 a win for open government in Minnesota

Howls of outrage and the smack of the House speaker’s gavel brought a dramatic end to the Legislative session last weekend. As usual, though, most…
May 23

Minn. Legislature's last-minute imbroglio playing with fire

  The ritual is as regular as the blooming buds on the trees that line the Capitol grounds. The Legislature is again in a frenzied…
May 23
The Cathedral of St. Paul. in March.

Minnesota Child Victims Act continues to rock Catholic Church

Fallout continues to jolt Catholic institutions across Minnesota as a law permitting lawsuits for older claims of clergy sex abuse marks its second anniversary.
May 22

Minnesota pilot project offers free ride to technical college

Program falls short of free community college for all, but backers hope it’s a start.
May 22

Dayton signs new laws for child protection reforms

The governor also approved $52 million to hire more workers and boost services for abused kids.
May 22

Minnesotans enjoying low gas prices – on crumbly roads, bridges

Lawmakers can’t reach a deal to fund repairs, and taxpayers seem happy to keep paying less.
May 22

Twin Cities man in hot water over Twitter image of Obama in noose

When the president joined Twitter on Monday, he amassed a record-breaking number of followers -- and found the ugly side of Twitter, too.
May 22

Dayton OKs 4 budget bills including higher ed, health and human services

Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday approved four budget bills, including higher education, health and human services.
May 22

Activist Peggy Flanagan running for soon-to-be-vacant House seat

Progressive activist Peggy Flanagan announced Friday she will run for outgoing Rep. Ryan Winkler's seat in district 46A, which includes St. Louis Park and Golden Valley.
May 21

Rep. Keith Ellison to speak at mosque inauguration in Coon Rapids

The inauguration, open to the public, will be held Saturday.
May 21
Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he would veto $17 billion in education spending as soon as the bill containing it lands on his desk.

Dayton follows through on veto threat, rejecting education budget bill

Unsatisfied by the lack of money for universal prekindergarten and other priorities, Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday formally rejected the education budget bill.
May 21

Sen. Franken jumps on Cuba bandwagon, plans visit

Sen. Franken jumps on Cuba bandwagon, plans visit
May 21

Sen. Tom Bakk sends out news release on proposed $7.2 million underground garage

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, has an alternative to his proposal for a $7.2 million underground parking garage for 30 spaces on the Capitol grounds, according to a news release today.
May 21
Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley argued that HF43 must be heard ac...

Rep. Ryan Winkler resigns his seat over spouse's job relocation to Belgium

Calling it a "difficult decision," Winkler, the Golden Valley Democrat, said in a statement the move is an "incredible professional opportunity" for his wife, Jenny.
May 21

Dayton blitzed with requests as special session approaches

Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt will begin negotiations over a special session on Tuesday, with the governor saying he hopes to convene the session by early June.
May 21

Judge suggests law change for uninsured snowmobile riders

Current classification leaves crash victims unable to collect.
May 21

Sen. Bakk wants underground garage for State Capitol

In Monday's final minutes, the Senate feverishly passed a bonding bill that included $7.2 million for the garage with 30 spaces.
May 20

Legislature mandates tuition cut at Minnesota's two-year colleges

By the fall of 2016, students at Minnesota’s two-year colleges will pay less in tuition than they do now, thanks to legislation passed this weekend.…
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