- Dayton unsure whether he'll declare special session Updated: May-23-16 5:27 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton said he hasn't decided whether he's going to give state lawmakers a second chance to finish their work and fund both public works projects and road and bridge repairs that were left undone after the Legislature devolved into chaos in the final minutes of the session early Monday morning.
- House Speaker Daudt calls for special session this week Updated: May-23-16 4:42 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt is pressing for a special session this week to wrap up unfinished work.
- Dayton pans legislators for adjourning without bonding bill Updated: May-23-16 10:43 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton is calling it a tragedy that state lawmakers have adjourned without approving a package of public works and transportation projects.
- The Latest: Legislature's mad dash toward deadline is on Updated: May-22-16 10:13 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Latest on the last work day for the Minnesota Legislature (all times local):
- Proposed tax bill cuts costs on suites, not standard seats Updated: May-21-16 10:17 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota sports fans who watch games from the best seats in the house could get a cushy deal from the Legislature.
- Legislature signs off on big cuts to drug offender sentences Updated: May-20-16 9:10 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers have voted to reduce drug sentences for many drug offenders.
- Auditor praises University of Minnesota changes in research Updated: May-20-16 6:40 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's legislative auditor has positive words for changes in research on human subjects at the University of Minnesota.
- House public works proposal fails with little DFL support Updated: May-19-16 4:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - With time running out in the legislative session, Republican lawmakers in the Minnesota House failed Thursday to gain enough votes from Democrats to pass a measure that would borrow $800 million for public works projects.
- Minnesota state lawmaker pulls Prince bill amid concerns Updated: May-18-16 7:41 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota state lawmaker has decided to set aside a measure that would have clarified the rights of artists to control the commercial use of their names, likenesses and images, and extended those protections to heirs after a person's death.
- GOP offers license tab hike in latest transportation trading Updated: May-17-16 9:02 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Republicans in the Minnesota House offered Tuesday to hike license tab fees on new cars, the first time in the contentious debate over the transportation budget that they've agreed to raise new money to help fund $600 million in needed annual road and bridge repairs.
- House Republicans eye half of budget surplus for tax cuts Updated: May-17-16 5:35 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - House Republicans say they're still pushing to return much of Minnesota's $900 million budget surplus to taxpayers.
- Criminal justice bills move forward in Minnesota Capitol Updated: May-17-16 2:16 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers have advanced two high profile criminal justice bills, but they both still have to clear at least one more hurdle.
- More drug prescription oversight on tap at Minnesota Capitol Updated: May-17-16 10:24 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers are moving to tighten the state's oversight of prescriptions of painkillers and other harmful drugs in an effort to curb opioid abuse.
- Dayton: No transportation funding plan without compromise Updated: May-16-16 7:57 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - With just a week left before Minnesota's Legislature must adjourn, Gov. Mark Dayton says he's trying to present a "middle ground" on a transportation funding plan but that it's up to Republicans to meet him halfway if they want a bill this year.
- Leaders enter session homestretch at odds on transportation Updated: May-13-16 5:35 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - With nine weeks down and one to go, little has changed since lawmakers returned to St. Paul in early March set on assembling a major transportation funding package. And there's no quick solution in sight.
- Democrats' paid leave proposal passes on Senate vote Updated: May-11-16 5:48 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's Senate passed a bill that would extend 12 weeks of paid leave to new parents and sick workers, a top priority for Democrats this year that faces slim odds of becoming law due to Republican resistance.
- County, business officials call for transportation deal Updated: May-11-16 11:20 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota county commissioners and business groups are cranking up pressure on the Legislature to pass a transportation funding plan this year.
- Minnesota House drops resistance to opting out of Real ID Updated: May-10-16 3:26 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers may be close to resolving a sticking point over upgrading driver's licenses to satisfy the federal government.
- Hawaii aims to be 1st to help farmers get certified organic Updated: May-10-16 10:49 am
WAIMANALO, Hawaii - On a farm tucked under a lush Hawaii mountainside, Sean Anderson tends passion fruit, kale and salad greens - using only what nature provides.
- Soccer stadium tax exemption set to go before committee vote Updated: May-10-16 3:15 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A property tax exemption for a proposed Major League Soccer stadium in St. Paul for Minnesota United is set to go before a committee vote.
- State senator's name would grace street, but it's illegal Updated: May-02-16 5:49 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Democratic state senator's name would grace a rebuilt street under a public construction bill released Monday - an illegal honor that one Republican lawmaker says reeks of political favoritism.
- Sweeping cuts to drug sentences put Legislature on notice Updated: Apr-29-16 4:15 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A group of Minnesota county attorneys and law enforcement officials urged lawmakers Friday to significantly reduce prison sentences for many of the state's drug offenders before automatic changes take effect in August.
- Minnesota's final budget pieces set stage for negotiations Updated: Apr-28-16 8:05 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers were putting the finishing touches on their wildly different plans for a $900 million budget surplus Thursday, pushing the spending debate away from public House and Senate floors and into closed negotiating rooms.
- House, Senate split on state funding for abortions Updated: Apr-28-16 3:56 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The debate over taxpayer funding going toward abortions in Minnesota has returned.
- Broadband funding pieces start falling into place Updated: Apr-27-16 8:18 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Nearly a year's worth of legislative wrangling over how much to spend on broadband Internet development started to come together Wednesday, as the Minnesota House took up a budget bill setting the mark at $40 million.