- Senators back higher bar for voter amendments Updated: Mar-03-14 7:25 pm
- $1.2B surplus estimate to feed session appetites Updated: Feb-28-14 3:44 pm
- Surplus pleases DFL, but different priorities show Updated: Feb-28-14 1:32 pm
- Lawmakers mull padding reserve with budget surplus Updated: Feb-27-14 5:46 pm
- Minnesota House approves $20M in heating aid Updated: Feb-25-14 9:55 pm
- Minimum wage hike advocates rally at Minn. Capitol Updated: Feb-25-14 6:26 pm
- Top Minn. legislators pledge boost in minimum wage Updated: Feb-19-14 10:10 pm
- Office dispute adds Minn. Capitol redo uncertainty Updated: Feb-10-14 3:21 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Constitutional amendments favored by one political party but not the other, like the two failed measures from 2012 to ban gay marriage and require photo identification for voting, would become much less frequent under a proposal a state Senate committee backed Monday.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A bullish budget forecast showing a $1.233 billion surplus added steam Friday to a bipartisan push for tax relief, but also sparked a "bidding war" over how much taxpayers will get back.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Democrats who control Minnesota's House and Senate agree a $1.2 billion surplus is likely to make for an easier legislative session, but there's not agreement yet on how much to spend, save or rebate to taxpayers.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A tantalizing Minnesota budget surplus has stirred talk of tax cuts or funding bumps for prized programs and infrastructure upgrades, but a less-flashy option also has gained some currency: saving some to prepare for the next economic downturn.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Minnesota House quickly passed a bill Tuesday to send emergency heating aid to people suffering through the brutal winter, setting a rapid pace on the first day of what could be a quick legislative session.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Several hundred people rallied at Minnesota's Capitol in favor of an increase in the minimum wage.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Democrats who lead the Minnesota Legislature left no doubt Wednesday that a minimum wage increase of some kind will prevail in the upcoming session.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers heard warnings Monday that they must make a final decision within weeks on a disputed Senate Office Building or a related renovation of the state Capitol will cost more and take longer.