Public Policy

EPA says PolyMet mine study shows improvements

Commenting on a controversial plan to bring more mining to the state of Minnesota closed Thursday, with one of the most crucial commenters saying PolyMet Mining Corp.’s environmental impact...

March 13, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk

Are Tax Cuts And Minimum Wage Bill Being Held Hostage For Senate Office Building?

Some have argued that Senator Tom Bakk has stalled the minimum wage issue as a “bargaining chip" for the Senate Office Building.

March 13, 2014

Dayton, legislative leaders mull possible Super Bowl tax breaks

Gov. Mark Dayton and state leaders met privately Wednesday about potential tax breaks associated with Minnesota’s bid to lure the 2018 Super Bowl to the new Vikings stadium in Minneapolis...

March 12, 2014

Medical marijuana stalls in Legislature

A hearing on a bill that would legalize medical marijuana has been delayed after negotiations between lawmakers and law enforcement ended in a stalemate. Gov. Mark Dayton has said he would sign the...

March 11, 2014

Governor Mark Dayton

Dayton Proposes $616M In Tax Cuts Due To Budget Surplus

Governor Dayton’s proposal would cut certain middle class taxes, B2B taxes, local government and nonprofit taxes, eliminate the gift tax, and increase angel investor tax credits.

March 06, 2014

Liquor bottles

After Craft Beer Taprooms, Are “Cocktail Rooms” Next?

Companion bills at the state legislature aim to allow craft distilleries to sell products on-site, similarly to how craft breweries sell beer at “taprooms.”

March 06, 2014

Legislature: Lawmakers pore over Sunday liquor sale bills; tax bill advances

State lawmakers are set Thursday to unveil several proposals that could set up spirited debate over whether Minnesota should allow Sunday liquor store sales. Sen. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth, and Rep...

March 06, 2014

Governor Mark Dayton

Untax The Rich? Dayton Offers Different Tone This Year With Gift, Estate Tax Proposals

It appears that Gov. Mark Dayton is set to eliminate the gift tax, which he signed into law last spring.

March 05, 2014

Lawmakers closer to raising Minnesota's minimum wage

State lawmakers on Monday reached what the Star Tribune calls a breakthrough in a long-deadlocked debate about raising Minnesota’s minimum wage – although disputes persist among DFL leaders...

March 04, 2014

Poll: Gov. Dayton well positioned to win re-election

Gov. Mark Dayton has a comfortable lead over potential opponents, according to a new poll conducted by KSTP and SurveyUSA. KSTP asked Minnesota registered voters about six hypothetical head-to-head...

March 03, 2014

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