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Jun 17, 2015

Lessons of the 2015 legislative session

More so than ever, this session demonstrates again why the Minnesota legislative process is broken and needs structural reform

May 20, 2015

Session over, finger-pointing begins

Governor Mark Dayton to call lawmakers back as all sides blame each other for stalemate.

May 20, 2015

Why the 2015 legislative session failed (again)

An archaic and broken budget process, entrenched special interests, and disparate electoral incentives doomed the session before it began.

May 13, 2015

Talks have Capitol in holding pattern

Taxes and transportation remain sticking points as the House and Senate are effectively deadlocked on budget bill negotiations.

May 13, 2015

Legislature still busy during budget impasse

Policy bills are indeed passing, and some non-controversial pieces have a good chance to become law this year.

May 8, 2015

Tough sailing ahead for budget deal

Observers are skeptical before political leaders convene at Lake Vermilion resort.

Apr 29, 2015

Tax bills a clash of style, substance

The House tax omnibus bill launches with fanfare; the Senate version quietly passes through its final committee.

Apr 29, 2015

Squaring the budget circle

From a nonpartisan perspective, the parties differ over two concepts: what is a surplus and what is an investment.

Apr 21, 2015

GOP plan phases out business property tax

House Republicans introduced the specifics behind their $2 billion tax cut in a Monday announcement, detailing a broad agenda that would slash income, business and sales taxes.

Apr 15, 2015

Sides dig in over finance bills

The Minnesota House and Senate remain $100 million apart on funding government.

Apr 3, 2015

Non-budget disputes unsettled

A variety of hot-button policy issues remain unsettled this session, and the gulf between positions taken by the governor and either or both legislative chambers leaves just about many of those proposals in jeopardy.

Mar 25, 2015

GOP budget $2.5B lower than Dayton’s

After House leaders released their budget, Minority Leader Paul Thissen said the DFL will be on alert for use of ‘gimmicks’ or ‘shifts.'

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