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Lower-income health care program scrapped as part of House budget cuts plan

Tens of thousands of lower-income Minnesotans could be required to switch health insurance coverage under a bill approved by the House – but supporters say it’s needed to slow down...

April 29, 2015

Franken concerned new airline pricing policy is costing MN consumers

Fresh from a successful fight against the Comcast merger with Time Warner, Sen. Al Franken is turning his attentions to a “personalized pricing” airfare policy he says could be...

April 29, 2015

Last attempt this year at scrapping Sunday liquor sales ban fails

The last hope of a repeal of the ban on Sunday liquor sales in 2015 failed on Tuesday with another narrow defeat – this time in the Minnesota House. Lawmakers met to discuss legislation allowing...

April 28, 2015


In Wake Of Ballooning Costs, Even Southwest LRT Backers Ask, "Is It Worth It?"

A new $2 billion price tag has led Gov. Mark Dayton and Met Council Chair Adam Duininck to call for a rethinking of the project — or even abandoning it.

April 28, 2015

Capitol roundup: Action on gas tax increase, tuition freeze

Lawmakers in both houses of the Legislature took action on major issues Monday. Here’s a summary. Senate approves transportation bill, gas tax increase The Minnesota Senate passed a bill...

April 27, 2015

$200M needed to boost MN rural broadband, lawmakers propose just $17M

The amount needed to improve rural broadband access in Minnesota? $200 million. The highest amount proposed by lawmakers Wednesday? $17 million. On a day of frenzied debate in Minnesota’s...

April 23, 2015


How Dayton, Senate DFLers And House Republicans Could Forge A Budget Deal - And Avoid A Shutdown

Curt Johnson, who was chief of staff to Gov. Arne Carlson, offered his thoughts on bringing together the irresistible objects and immoveable forces at the Legislature in the next few weeks.

April 23, 2015


Is It Possible To Pay For Minnesota's Transportation Needs Without Raising Taxes?

Republicans say “efficiencies” could go a long way toward paying for needed road and bridge improvements in Minnesota. What does that mean — and how would it work?

April 22, 2015

GOP tax plan would use budget surplus for $2 billion in tax cuts

Republican House leaders say the $2 billion tax cut proposal they unveiled Monday will lower taxes for more than two million Minnesotans. The package would use up virtually all of the state’s...

April 20, 2015


Why Streetcars Are Losing Their Appeal As A Mass Transit Option

In the wake of a recent report on Portland's extensive system, even some urbanists have begun to question the utility of streetcars.

April 20, 2015

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