Public Policy

Dayton to spend extra $866M from budget surplus on free pre-K care, tax cuts

Gov. Mark Dayton has revealed an extra $866 million in state spending proposals over the next two years as a result of a higher-than-expected budget surplus. At a news conference Tuesday, the...

March 17, 2015

CenturyLink

Minneapolis Contends With Differing Laws, Equity Issues As It Moves To Add Cable Competition

CenturyLink has applied to compete with Comcast for cable customers but its application might force the city to choose between following state law or following federal law.

March 17, 2015

Dayton calls for review of MNsure; House panel votes to drop it

Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday he wants a top-to-bottom review of MNsure, the statewide health care insurance exchange, and would be open to a variety of solutions to make it work better – up to and...

March 16, 2015

Beer run to Wisconsin protests Minnesota's Sunday sales ban

Minnesotans who want to buy alcohol in their own state on Sundays made a politically motivated beer run across the border to Wisconsin Sunday to make their point. About 50 people rallied at the...

March 15, 2015

With oil prices dropping, ND could lose thousands of jobs and billions in revenue

The real-life cost of dropping oil prices isn’t limited to lower profits for oil companies. In North Dakota, jobs are being cut and the state has to rethink its budget plans, as oil producers...

March 13, 2015

Will Wisconsin businesses flock to Minnesota after right-to-work bill signed?

On Monday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law that prevents unions from requiring their workers to pay dues or fees. Minnesota’s eastern neighbor became the 25th state in the...

March 10, 2015

New Report Blames Twin Cities Housing Policies For Segregation

The author, Myron Orfield, says the metro's racial segregation is due to government apathy and "well-meaning but misdirected" efforts by housing advocates and school reformers.

March 05, 2015

'Move to Minnesota!' Rep bids to lure Wisconsin firms unhappy with law change

A message has been sent to companies unhappy with “right-to-work” laws set to be introduced in Wisconsin: Come to Minnesota! Minnesota Rep. Pat Garofalo hopes to get one-up on those...

March 04, 2015

Ness looks to Duluth's bright future in his final State of the City address

Duluth Mayor Don Ness gave his final state of the city address Monday, detailing why he is optimistic about the city’s future. Ness announced last fall he would not seek a third term, saying...

March 03, 2015

Congress members fight for Somali-Americans unable to send money back home

It’s a policy that makes a lot of sense on paper: restrict money transfers to countries where there’s suspected terrorist activity, so it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. But...

March 01, 2015

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