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Jul 15, 2015

Backlog spurs renewed calls to jettison MNsure

Republicans renewed their call for the state to begin transitioning to the federal system.

Jun 17, 2015

Rulemaking duration clouds future of MNvest

Gov. Mark Dayton approved the measure as part of a reworked jobs bill that emerged in the special session.

Jun 12, 2015

Property owners face limited financing options for green upgrades

Despite rising interest from property owners and data showing significant long-term savings, risk-averse banks are slow to buy in.

Jun 5, 2015

MNsure price hikes raise politicians’ ire

Insurers' increases fuel the debates over MNsure's sustainability.

May 27, 2015

Special session’s to-do list grows after vetoes

Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two more contentious budget bills, rejecting one bill on jobs and economic development and another on environment and agriculture.

Apr 29, 2015

Supporters worry lengthy rulemaking could hurt MNvest

An undetermined timetable to map out a MNvest oversight plan threatens a lag that could carry significant costs.

Apr 10, 2015

Jobs and energy panel shifting priorities

Broadband projects are out, tourism is in as the omnibus bill takes shape in the House.

Jan 9, 2015

House Republicans press business-friendly agenda

Republicans pitched targeted tax and regulatory relief for business owners as their top priority; other agenda items include major reforms to the state education system, transportation, elder care and insurance.

Jul 26, 2013

State puts forth plan to publicize insurance exchange products ahead of Oct. 1 rollout

Minnesota has apparently found a way to release details about what products will be sold on the state-run insurance marketplace -- MNsure -- when it opens for business on October 1.

Apr 12, 2013

Unclaimed property is among topics that auditor will scrutinize

The Commerce Department's Unclaimed Property Unit is among the areas that the Office of the Legislative Auditor is expected to scrutinize in the upcoming year. Altogether the Legislative Audit Commission's evaluation subcommittee picked 9 topics that deserve attention from the state agency.

Apr 4, 2012

Business lobby: few wins so far

Business interests still hoping some of their legislative priorities will be addressed in waning days of session.

Aug 18, 2011

MN Department of Commerce reorganizes

The lion's share of the state Department of Commerce is getting a makeover. Commissioner Mike Rothman says key parts of the agency's portfolio like consumer protection and insurance regulation are being overhauled.

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