The majority of Hennepin County commissioners appear to support a proposal to tack on an extra $10 to vehicle registration tab renewals to better maintain the county’s road system.
While seniority ruled in the majority's selections for committee chairs, a number of newly elected senators will serve as committee vice-chairs.
Raymond Dehn has already faced most of the hurdles he will encounter on his way to the state Capitol. The first came when Dehn joined a crowded field of candidates vying for the open North Minneapolis House District 59B seat vacated by Rep. Bobby Joe Champion
The retirement of DFL Sen. Linda Higgins from her District 58 Minneapolis seat set off a game of musical chairs in one of the most staunchly DFL areas in Minnesota.
An unusually large number of legislators and prominent Minnesota politicos are opting to run in county commissioner races across the state.
A handful of August primary elections are heating up across the state thanks to the new redistricting map, an uptick in legislative retirements and widespread dissatisfaction with the job lawmakers are doing in St. Paul.
Minneapolis DFLers lost another legislator last weekend. Freshman Rep. Marion Greene, who replaced former DFL House Speaker and gubernatorial candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher in the chamber, fell in an endorsement contest against DFL House colleague Frank Hornstein.
The proposal, authored by freshman GOP Sen. Scott Newman, passed on a 36-30 vote after nearly five hours of debate. GOP freshman Sen. Jeremy Miller voted with all DFLers against the measure.
With significant questions about its implementation and cost, the Senate Finance Committee sent a Voter ID constitutional amendment to the Rules Committee.
Rep. Joe Mullery is no stranger to primary battles. The eight-term DFL legislator from North Minneapolis has faced intraparty contests in each of the last two election cycles.
This week, a third DFLer filed to make a run for the seat, and at least two more Democrats are thought to be mulling runs of their own.
News that Susan Thornton, the chief staffer for the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR), had been fired came as a shock last week to many state legislators and people who lobby on environmental funding issues.
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