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What Minneapolis' new paid sick and safe leave rules means for workers

Standing ovation in City Council Chambers after the City Council unanimously adopts #PaidSick4All ordinance. — Ben Somogyi (@brsomogyi) May 27, 2016 Minneapolis is...

May 27, 2016

Rep. Tim Kelly

How A Transportation Deal Didn't Get Done At The Legislature

GOP Rep. Tim Kelly thought he had a workable plan to solve Minnesota's long-term transportation-funding crisis. So why didn't it even come up for a vote?

May 26, 2016


Dayton "Can't Say" If He'll Call For Special Session

The governor also said he won't hold a $300 million budget proposal and a $260 million tax cut bill “hostage” to any special session negotiations.

May 24, 2016

What passed – and what didn't – as the legislative session ends

It was another chaotic end to the legislative session Sunday night as lawmakers scrambled to pass bills before the midnight deadline. There were four major bills at the center of Sunday’s...

May 22, 2016

Here are the projects House Republicans want to spend $800M on

House Republicans have put out what they call a compromise bill that spends $200 million more than their initial bonding proposal, and invests in three areas Democrats have said need help. The GOP...

May 18, 2016

License Plate

If MN Raises Tab Fees For Transportation, How Does It Work And Who Pays?

Everything you ever wanted to know about the policy — and politics — of Minnesota's vehicle tab fees.

May 17, 2016

Let's make a deal: Will lawmakers finally agree on how to pay for road and bridges fixes?

Hoping lawmakers can finally come to an agreement, Gov. Mark Dayton Monday outlined two proposals to fund the state’s failing roads and bridges. Both Republicans and Democrats have said...

May 16, 2016

It looks like liquor stores in MN will still be closed on Sundays for awhile

It looked like lawmakers probably wouldn’t tackle Sunday liquor sales this session, since they had less time than usual and some other big issues that had to get sorted out. But on Thursday...

May 12, 2016

Paid family leave proposal passes the MN Senate

A proposed law that would require businesses provide up to 12-weeks of paid family leave in Minnesota passed the state’s Senate Wednesday, though is unlikely to become law this year at least....

May 11, 2016

Legislators consider concessions and compromises over transportation funding

State legislators talked concessions and compromise on Friday over transportation funding, an issue left on the table last year. The DFL offered to reduce their proposed gas tax from 16 cents per...

May 07, 2016

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