Public Policy

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


5 Cos. Land Funding To Support MN Expansions

Five companies are dipping into a newly approved fund that the state is using to encourage businesses to boost local job growth and investments.

March 25, 2014

Minnesota Senate to vote on e-cigarette indoor smoking ban

The full Minnesota Senate will consider a bill to regulate the growing e-cigarette industry. The Senate Commerce Committee passed a bill on Monday that would classify electronic cigarettes in the...

March 24, 2014

Minnesota tax breaks 101: How they'll affect you

Minnesota has itself a new tax cut bill. But what does that mean to 2013 filers? The Minnesota Department of Revenue sorted out many of the details during a Monday press conference. On Friday, Gov....

March 24, 2014

State Capitol

MN Chamber Applauds Tax Cuts But Remains Guarded

A large chunk of the recently passed tax-cutting bill went toward repealing business-to-business taxes, but the business group is wary about other looming legislation.

March 24, 2014

MN sure hits 96 percent of enrollment goal as deadline looms

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange said Friday that it has reached 96 percent of its enrollment goal with 10 days to go before the government’s enrollment deadline, FOX 9 reports...

March 21, 2014

Move To Raise State’s Minimum Wage Held Up By Debate Over Indexing

At the crux of the delay in passing an increase is the question of whether to index a new, higher wage to inflation.

March 21, 2014

The Inside Story Of Wells Fargo's Downtown East Deal

Wells Fargo is banking on Minneapolis with a major investment in Downtown East.

March 20, 2014

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