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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