Minnesota’s Angel Tax Credit Returns

The program, which was revived by the Minnesota Legislature this year, allows investors to claim a tax credit on investments in startups.

Special Session Adjourns After Minnesota Legislature Passes $48.3 Billion Budget

There will be no general tax increase, and no gas tax hike. But there will be a cut in the income tax rate for middle-income earners while a tax on medical providers will continue.

Mixing Politics and Business: A Breakdown of the Minnesota House by Profession

Breaking down the Minnesota House by profession.

As Lawmakers Take a Holiday Break, Here’s Where Things Stand at the Minnesota Legislature

There are stark differences in philosophy and strategy between the DFL-led House and GOP-run Senate, divisions best illustrated by each side’s omnibus spending and policy bills.

How Big Pharma Became the Biggest Villain of the 2019 Minnesota Legislature

Pharma has become such an inviting target that in a Legislature that can't agree on anything, multiple bills taking on the industry are still alive in both the DFL-controlled House and a GOP-controlled Senate.

Some of MN’s Lowest-Paid Workers, the St. Paul Saints Players, May Become Exempt from Minimum Wage Laws

The St. Paul Saints, the minor league baseball team that plays home games at the heavily public subsidized CHS Field in Lowertown, is 1.2 miles away from the state Capitol.

Walz, Senate Republicans at Odds Over Solution to Affordable Housing Crisis

One proposal, which has bipartisan support, would allow those who donate to affordable housing projects to take a dollar-for-dollar credit off of their state income tax bill.

The Legislature Really Wants to Help and/or Hurt Minnesota Cities Setting Municipal ID Programs

Municipal IDs are aimed at providing identification to people who are unwilling or unable to get state driver’s licenses or IDs, often because they are undocumented immigrants.

‘We’ll Fight for This One’: Gazelka Says Bill Creating Tax Credits for Private School Scholarships is a GOP Priority

The Equity and Opportunity Scholarship Act would allow donations to scholarship foundations to be credited against state income taxes. The foundations would use the money to give private school scholarships to low- and middle-income students.

New Bill Wants to Stop Cities from Setting Their Own Wage, Benefit Rules

Preemption was a more potent issue over the last four years, when Republicans controlled both the House and Senate.

Ending The Timeclock Mentality

A U of M study confirms companies benefit from flexible work schedules and environments.

Calling All Angels: DEED Has A Tax Credit For You

The agency wants to help direct angel investment money beyond the usual suspects. But is it working?

How Green Is My Capital Campaign?

Can two downtown Minneapolis park projects both green up in competition for philanthropic dollars?

In St. Paul, A Tiff Over TIF Looms For Soccer Stadium Development

Mayor Chris Coleman says the stadium will be a “catalyst” for the area. So why does the city need to provide public dollars to spur further development?

Lawmakers Consider Amending Angel Tax Credit Law

Current efforts to allow unaccredited investors to put money in Minnesota companies are awaiting approval in the Department of Commerce.

Bent Paddle Responds To Silver Bay Municipal Liquor Store Ban

The brewer riled many on the Iron Range for its opposition to copper-nickel mining projects.

Thissen Proposes $500M State R&D Fund

The House minority leader said he wants to improve Minnesota's standing in science and technology.

Why Dayton Wants To Spend $46M Of Minnesota's Surplus On Cybersecurity

The governor has proposed spending $46 million in his supplemental budget bill to improve cybersecurity for state agencies—more than he's proposed for the courts or corrections.

State Council Group Calls On Gov. Dayton To Lift Legal Smoking Age To 21

After California’s recent push to ban tobacco sales to those under 21 years of age, a local organization hopes to make similar strides in Minnesota.

Minnesota Chamber Sees Big Role For Business In State's Transportation-Funding Debate

Chamber head Doug Loon has teamed up with labor unions and other business groups to push for a transportation funding compromise at the Capitol.

What Metro-Area Governments Want From The 2016 Legislative Session

Thanks to the continuing impasse at the state Capitol, the big asks from local governments tend to look a lot like what they requested — and didn’t get — a year ago.

Civil Rights Groups Push For $15 Minimum Wage On Minneapolis Ballot

On Saturday, supporters of a citywide $15-per-hour minimum wage are launching a campaign to collect the 7,000 signatures required to get a referendum on the ballot.

Twin Cities Development Efforts Draw National Notice

Local strategies “moving in the right direction,” per Brookings VP.

Legislature Unlikely To Address Sunday Liquor Sales Ban This Year

After making several changes to Minnesota's liquor laws last year, the Legislature is expected to focus on other issues during an abbreviated 2016 session.

Spurned Turf: Why Minneapolis' Northside Lacks Jobs

Few businesses are located in the city's poorest quadrant. Can anyone change that?

Run From DMC?

Can a shadowy group throw a wrench into Rochester’s $6 billion plan?

DEED's New Opportunity Office Aims To Make Economy Inclusive For All Minnesotans

Minnesotans have known about the huge disparities between whites and communities of color for years. How to close those disparities is another question.

Mpls Task Force All But Certain To Recommend Paid Sick Leave

Minneapolis would be the first city in the state to have a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance, though St. Paul has signaled that it also expects to adopt one following a public process.

With Fed Commitment, Southwest LRT Now In The State's Hands

In spite of cuts made to the project in the past year, the rail line remains a top funding priority for the federal government.

Mpls Work Group Explores Payroll Tax To Fund Paid Leave

The idea, modeled on workers' compensation, received serious consideration by the group despite reservations about its feasibility.

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