Public Policy

New company to take over MNsure website, systems

Minnesota’s online health insurance marketplace, MNsure, has named a new vendor to overhaul overhaul its troubled website and computer systems. Deloitte Consulting LLP’s contract is worth $4...

April 16, 2014

Under pressure to act, cell phone makers to add 'kill switch' to new devices

Apple, AT&T and 11 other smartphone makers and wireless companies have agreed to add “kill switch” technology to their devices starting next year in an effort to deter cell phone...

April 15, 2014

Gov. Dayton signs $9.50 minimum wage into law

Gov. Mark Dayton signed the minimum wage bill into law Monday afternoon, which will give more than 325,000 workers in Minnesota a pay raise beginning Aug. 1. The measure, which cleared the House...

April 14, 2014

New poll finds drop in approval ratings for Dayton, Franken

Heading into the election season, DFL incumbents Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken have both seen their approval ratings drop beneath the key 50 percent threshold that is often regarded as...

April 14, 2014

Dayton to sign minimum wage increase into law Monday

Gov. Mark Dayton will sign the minimum wage bill into law Monday afternoon, FOX 9 reports. The signing ceremony is scheduled for Monday at 2:30 p.m.  in the Capitol Rotunda.  The event is free and...

April 13, 2014

Emmer gets GOP endorsement to run for Bachmann's 6th District seat

Former state Rep. Tom Emmer won the strong endorsement of Republican Party delegates in the 6th Congressional District in his race to succeed Michele Bachmann. Emmer, who narrowly lost the...

April 12, 2014

Minnesota tax revenues below projections for February, March

The state raked in a bit less revenue than expected in February and March, but there’s no cause for panic, Minnesota budget officials say. Minnesota net general fund receipts totaled $2.637...

April 11, 2014

House passes minimum wage bill, Dayton just needs to sign

The Minnesota House voted to pass a bill that would raise minimum wage and now all it needs is Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature to become law. The MN House has joined the Senate in voting to...

April 10, 2014

House OKs bill aimed at narrowing workplace gender gaps

The Minnesota House has approved a bill aimed at improving wages and other workplace issues for women. After almost four hours of debate Wednesday, lawmakers OK’d the “Women’s Economic...

April 10, 2014

Franken takes shots at Comcast/Time Warner merger in Senate hearing

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken grilled top executives of Comcast and Time Warner Cable in a U.S. Senate committee hearing Wednesday over the proposed merger of the two companies, and he made it clear he...

April 10, 2014

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