The Fight Has Already Begun in the Legislature Over How Political Districts will be Drawn in 2021
The Fight Has Already Begun in the Legislature Over How Political Districts will be Drawn in 2021

Apparently, there’s no time like the present to start thinking, and fighting, about the process.

With a Long List of To-Dos and Not Much Time, What Can the MN Legislature Get Done This Session?
With a Long List of To-Dos and Not Much Time, What Can the MN Legislature Get Done This Session?

Facing a May 21 deadline, Republicans in control of the House and Senate are scrambling to get several key proposals to the governor’s desk.

Who Pays, Who Saves Under the Three Tax Plans Proposed at the MN Legislature
Who Pays, Who Saves Under the Three Tax Plans Proposed at the MN Legislature

In shaping their plans, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders have applied their own political philosophies on who should pay more or less, resulting in dramatically different proposals.

Minnesota House Leaders Unveil Major Changes to Sexual Harassment Policy
Minnesota House Leaders Unveil Major Changes to Sexual Harassment Policy

The Legislature is exempt from the state’s data practices law, so information about sexual harassment complaints and investigations is not public, and top leaders have been reluctant to release any details.

Why Talks of a ‘Benefits Cliff’ are Permeating Throughout Higher Minimum Wage Discussions
Why Talks of a ‘Benefits Cliff’ are Permeating Throughout Higher Minimum Wage Discussions

As St. Paul prepares to create its own minimum wage, the City Council wants to know: What are the impacts of a higher wage for those now getting public assistance?

Why are Minnesota Lawmakers Now Talking About a Government Shutdown?
Why are Minnesota Lawmakers Now Talking About a Government Shutdown?

The motivation behind two bills debated this week at the Legislature is the same: to have some funding for programs if the state government ever shuts down again.

Monitoring Tech Developed for Super Bowl LII is Emboldening Minneapolis Police Surveillance
Monitoring Tech Developed for Super Bowl LII is Emboldening Minneapolis Police Surveillance

The application, FieldWatch, gives every officer in the field with an iPhone the ability to stream video from his or her location back to a central command center.

Dayton Slams Potential Successor Tim Pawlenty in Interview
Dayton Slams Potential Successor Tim Pawlenty in Interview

Dayton dished out strong criticism to the two-term governor and returning candidate for the 2018 governor’s race.

$15 Minimum Wage for St. Paul is ‘Already Decided,’ Says Mayor Melvin Carter
$15 Minimum Wage for St. Paul is ‘Already Decided,’ Says Mayor Melvin Carter

Mayor Melvin Carter’s remarks came at a meeting that functioned as something of a preview of his “State of Our City Summit” on Saturday.