Gov. Dayton and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk have proposed a special session to deal, in part, with the state’s racial disparities.
Editor’s note: Interviews and other reporting for this article took place before the shooting of five protesters late Monday near the Black Lives Matter demonstration site in Minneapolis. Demonstrations following the Nov. 15 police shooting of a black man in Minneapolis have buttressed calls for a special session of the Minnesota Legislature that would deal, ...
Fully six bills will be taken up during Friday’s session -- four budget bills, a $180 million capital investment bill and a technical and clerical correction bill -- and legislators will have no surprises about their content.
Complaints against Jeff Hayden and Bobby Joe Champion are still splitting the Senate Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct along party lines.
The four members on the Senate Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct were divided along party lines but will seek further clarification from the Minneapolis school board.
Six Senate Republicans on Wednesday called for an ethics investigation of Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Hayden and his relationship with two embattled nonprofit organizations.
DFL challenger Matt Entenza picked up a small win with an endorsement from US Rep. Keith Ellison.
House Capital Investment Chair Alice Hausman told reporters on Wednesday that the sprinkler provision would not be included in either chamber’s final bonding package.
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 7-3, across party lines, to move the languishing proposal forward. It has so far passed one committee in the House. Sen. Scott Dibble, the measure's chief Senate sponsor, called the proposal a "responsible bill."
The Select Committee on Disparities and Opportunities will be co-chaired by Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, and Bobby Joe Champion, DFL-Minneapolis.
The signing ceremony, which was held before a packed crowd in the Capitol rotunda, had all the hallmarks of an election night celebration as Dayton and top DFL legislative leaders took turns at the dais to celebrate the state’s first such hike in nearly decade.
Dayton's signature would set the state on a path to have one of the highest minimum wages in the country.
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