Some checks flowed in as late as April, although a Dayton political adviser said it was a matter of money being collected months after it was pledged.
As a key player in the debate over commissioner salaries, and the role of the state auditor, Rep. Sarah Anderson Anderson was involved in two disputes that effectively bookended the session.
State and national Republican groups are targeting the incumbent Democrat congressman in a ‘very purple district’.
The Harris v. Quinn decision will be felt in Minnesota, where two labor groups are working to organize both home care workers and in-home day care workers through a union election.
Both sides find ways to claim victory after the Supreme Court's ruling in the Illinois home care union case.
Solicitor General Alan Gilbert argued that the plaintiffs in the case do not have standing to bring their claim.
Legislation allowing day care providers and personal care assistants to join labor unions was arguably the most contentious issue of the legislative session. The proposal was debated for 27 hours on the House and Senate floors, longer than any other bill considered in 2013. Ultimately, the proposal cleared the House by the narrowest of margins, 68-66, on the final day of session.
No bill has faced a more tortuous path this legislative session than a proposal to allow child care workers and personal care assistants to unionize.
Legislation that would give day care workers and personal care assistants a path to unionization passed out of the Senate Health and Human Services Policy Committee on Monday after lengthy testimony and numerous amendments.
A short tour of four potential scenarios as the Dayton administration and the DFL Legislature weigh the next Minnesota budget.
For DFLers preparing to take the reins of both legislative chambers, there was good news in Minnesota’s November economic forecast. And the forecast’s bad news — well, that was good news for Democratic leadership too.
On Tuesday afternoon, officials from the United Food and Commercial Workers union met at the DFL headquarters in St. Paul with Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk and House Minority Leader Paul Thissen.
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