Public Policy

Governor Mark Dayton

Dayton, Lawmakers Agree To Boost Pay For Care Workers

The $14 million provision included in Governor Mark Dayton’s budget funds the equivalent of about 218 full-time employees in the Department of Human Services.

April 02, 2014

MN Business Leaders Identify Their Legislative Priorities

In a recent poll, Minnesota business leaders identified the issues they'd prefer to see lawmakers address this session.

April 01, 2014

Busy phone lines, clogged website cap MNsure's 1st public foray

Whether it was at the call center or in person, MNsure staff were flooded with requests for help Monday – the deadline to have health insurance under the recent health care reforms, or face a...

April 01, 2014

Project to revitalize St. Paul's East Side nears completion

Phase one to revitalize a St. Paul neighborhood is almost complete. The $14 million, 40,000-square-foot Arlington Hills Community Center, which features the new Arlington Hills Library and...

March 31, 2014

Possibilities: City leaders unveil potential for future of St. Paul

Possibilities. That’s what St. Paul city leaders stressed as they unveiled drawings of what they hope the city’s future could look like. St. Paul has built a strong foundation for...

March 29, 2014

MNsure's interim CEO to testify before U.S. House committee

MNsure’s interim CEO Scott Leitz is one of several representatives of troubled state health insurance exchanges that has been invited to testify before the U.S. House Oversight Committee...

March 28, 2014

WalletHub Map

MN Among States Least-Dependent On Fed Government

Taking into account returns on taxpayer investment, how much each state receives in federal funding, and the ratio of federal employees, WalletHub ranked Minnesota third on its list of states least-dependent on the federal government.

March 27, 2014

Conservative Group Hits The Airwaves Against Franken

The $250,000 ad buy looks to tie Senator Al Franken to a rule proposed by the IRS last fall to define how much “social welfare” groups can spend on political activities.

March 27, 2014

Disputes over Southwest light-rail derails opening by year or more

Disputes over the controversial Southwest light-rail project could delay the opening a year or more and add millions of dollars to the cost of the already expensive project, according to media...

March 27, 2014

Dayton: Chances for medical marijuana study 'slim and none'

Gov. Mark Dayton says prospects for a study on one type of medicinal marijuana stand between “slim and none” because advocates for broader legalization don’t appear interested...

March 25, 2014

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