U.S. Sens. Klobuchar, Scott Propose Legislation to Study Declining Entrepreneurship

The senators’ Enhancing Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Act would require government agencies to examine factors behind the slump in new business formation rates.

Govs. Walz, Noem Cry Foul Over Trump’s Ethanol Waivers

In a letter, the governors asked Trump to find ways to lessen the impact of the waivers on farmers.

The Fine Print: City Hall's New Office Building

A look at the particulars of a new office building for the city of Minneapolis.

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.

Why Protectionist Trade Policies Could Hurt Northern Minnesota

Advocates for tariffs need to answer two important questions.

Minneapolis Takes Another (Small) Step Toward Opening Nicollet Avenue

On Tuesday, the city is expected authorize the purchase of the ground beneath the Kmart that blocks Nicollet Avenue between Lake Street and 29th Street.

Are Any Minneapolis Mayoral Candidates Business Friendly?

A recent forum offered candidates a chance to explain whether they will accept — let alone seek — support from the local business community.

U’s MnDRIVE Thrives, Angel Tax Credit Gets Wings Clipped

MnDRIVE snags funds for cancer research as sun sets on program to help startups.

Lawmakers Change Factors for Determining Minnesota Tax Liability

Bank and business relationships are no longer used when determining one's domicile for tax purposes.

Trump's Legal Shadow

President Trump’s campaign focused on disrupting the status quo. Now attorneys say it’s unclear how far Trump will go to overhaul immigration, labor and environmental laws that affect Minnesota businesses.

Will Minneapolis' Bag Ban Work?

The plastic bag ban is now law, despite business objections.

Twin Cities Transit Funding Board to Attempt a Break-Up...Again

The regional board, born of a time when there was a greater sense of regionalism between the cities and the suburbs, could be dead by October 1.

What Got Done—and What Didn't—in the 2017 Legislative Session

Taxes, booze and plastic bags: Messy as it was, lawmakers finished their work by early Friday, likely avoiding a state government shutdown.

Dayton and GOP Leaders Agree to a Special Session—What Happens Now?

Under the terms of the deal between Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders, legislators now have until 7 a.m. Wednesday to finalize the state budget.

MN Becomes Last State to Comply with Real ID Law

Now that Gov. Dayton has signed the bill into law, It’s probably safe to start booking flights for 2018.

Federal Budget Compromise Funds Southwest LRT

The budget directs the Federal Transit Administration to lock in its commitment to providing the more than $900 million federal contribution to the light rail line.

Why the U.S. is on the Verge of a Trade War with Canada Over Milk

Will Canada get its whey?

Minnesota Better Prepared Than Most for Public Health Emergency

Report says state excels at environmental health, lags on community planning.

How Much Should it Cost to Run Minnesota's Government?

Republicans' budget proposals represent a desire to halt what they call a “stunning” increase in the growth of state agencies over the last decade.

Should St. Paul Induce—Or Shame—Nonprofits Into Paying For City Services?

The City Council has enlisted the Citizens League to study whether it should create a system to get nonprofits to voluntarily pay what the state constitution exempts them from paying.

MN Agency Gives $6.7M For Quality of Care, Employee Retention Projects

Grant money will also be used to prevent certain infections, subsequently cutting the number of emergency room visits made to Minnesota hospitals.

Mayoral Forum Reveals Consensus on Doing More for North Minneapolis

That was the takeaway from Saturday's forum at Shiloh Temple for the nine candidates for Minneapolis mayor.

Minnesota Lawmakers Prepare For A Budget Showdown

Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders have found agreement on a handful of major issues so far. But things are about to get a lot tougher.

Mayo, U Of M Decry Proposed Research Budget Cuts

The two Minn. institutions combined for more than $500M in NIH funding last year.

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