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A Reality Check On Minnesota Lawmakers’ Personal Spending

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Top Republican leaders are warning of layoffs at the legislature because Democratic Governor Mark Dayton vetoed their operating funds.

But court documents filed this week by the governor says lawmakers could have much more money if they didn’t spend it on possibly questionable items. 385 more words


Minnesota Lawmakers Get First Pay Hike Since '99

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota State Representatives are getting a big raise — a $14,000 pay hike. It’s a raise that voters set in motion, and a special citizens’ commission recommended. 277 more words


State Sen. Jeremy Miller Says He Won't Run For Walz Seat

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State Sen. Jeremy Miller says he won’t run for the southern Minnesota congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Tim Walz. 89 more words


After All-Nighters, Special Session In Disarray

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Back-to-back all-nighters and new deadlines did not lead to a deal at the State Capitol.

Lawmakers are struggling to find an agreement on a new, two-year budget Wednesday evening. 492 more words


Minnesota Legislative Leaders Resume Budget Talks

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Top lawmakers are back at the negotiating table Tuesday night, trying to break a budget stalemate.

Time is running out for Republicans and Democrats to reach agreement on a two-year state budget. 224 more words


Dayton Promises Veto Spree As GOP Presents Budget Bills

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Efforts to end the budget stalemate at the State Capitol have ground to a halt.

In fact, Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and the Republicans who control the legislature aren’t even negotiating anymore. 268 more words


Minn. Senate Passes Abortion Bills Despite Dayton's Veto Threat

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Senate passed two bills that restrict abortion and sent them to the governor Thursday — sparking protest at the State Capitol. 342 more words