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May 13, 2019

Judiciary might benefit from budget compromise

House, Senate conference leaders say constitutional mandates must be funded.

May 10, 2019

Advocacy group ends its appeal of ruling on Amazon HQ2 bid

Public Record Media was set to move that case to Minnesota’s Court of Appeals.

May 6, 2019

Bar Buzz: Marital rape exception signed away

Jenny Teeson managed to do what few achieve these days.

Apr 29, 2019

Senators skip cybersecurity hearing

If early signals are accurate indicators, one particular portion of the public safety omnibus budget—judiciary funding—appears most likely to benefit from a pending but still unachieved budget compromise. If a deal is eventually reached, the gap between the House’s $49.818 billion overall state budget plan and the Senate’s $47.726 billion stance will close. (Gov. Tim ...

Apr 25, 2019

Mitchell replaces Dietzen as sentencing guidelines chair

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Christopher Dietzen has been replaced as chair of Minnesota’s Sentencing Guidelines Commission by that group’s former executive director, Kelly Lyn Mitchell.

May 19, 2014

The Capitol Note: Lawmakers end session with key tax and spending measures passed

Lawmakers finished out the 2014 legislative session Friday evening with the passage of three major finance and spending bills and a restrictive medical marijuana proposal. Those four pieces were seen as the last major measures to pass this year.

Apr 7, 2014

The Capitol Note: Lawmakers set to announce a deal on minimum wage hike

Lawmakers are expected to announce a deal on Monday raising Minnesota's minimum wage to $9.50 an hour with inflationary increases thereafter. Negotiations between the Senate -- which has been dragging its feet on the issue -- and the House, have been a major political division this session between the Democrats who control the Legislature.

Dec 4, 2013

The Capitol Note: Dayton says stadium will boost state economy

Political and ideological opponents did not waste their chance to grab some of the spotlight from Tuesday's groundbreaking.

Nov 20, 2013

The Capitol Note: Vikings stadium construction to start in early December

The announcement signals the state reaching an agreement with Mortenson Construction on a $738 million contract.

Nov 19, 2013

Franken, Dayton endorsed by Minnesota AFL-CIO

Franken's 98 percent career voting record in favor of AFL-CIO positions is the fourth-highest among all U.S. Senators.

Nov 6, 2013

News links: Hodges wins Minneapolis mayoral election

The race had divided many of the city's prominent Democrats.

Nov 6, 2013

Sen. Carla Nelson decides against CD 1 run

Nelson said she would eventually endorse one of her fellow Republicans in the CD 1 race, but wasn't ready to commit to one candidate yet.

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