May 31, 2023

Minnesota lawmakers say they’re mulling over debt limit deal, but most, if not all, expected to support it

WASHINGTON – As they mulled over the debt ceiling and budget deal negotiated by House GOP leaders and the White House, Minnesota’s members of Congress […]
May 26, 2023

With pandemic program at an end, many Minnesotans will have to find work to keep food stamp benefits

WASHINGTON — Ashanti Davis, who lives in St. Paul, is among thousands of Minnesotans who will soon face what for him is a tough choice […]
May 25, 2023

Three years after George Floyd civil unrest, state offers $120 million for rebuilding businesses. Is it enough?

Kristel Porter has been waiting for someone to help rebuild north Minneapolis since long before George Floyd’s murder. Three years later, she is still waiting. […]
May 23, 2023

Details on Minnesota $2.6 billion bonding, infrastructure package came late. Here they are

The drought is over. Minnesota lawmakers on Monday passed a $2.58 billion package of infrastructure projects, snapping a nearly three-year period without what’s known as […]
May 23, 2023

‘Transformational’ and also ‘bonkers:’ Minnesota Legislature ends its session of historic spending, policy changes

If someone built a word cloud of all the DFL floor speeches of all their bills during this year’s legislative session, the dominant words would […]
May 23, 2023

Fate of Stauber’s mine permitting bill rests on debt limit talks

WASHINGTON — On the table at high-stake negotiations on raising the debt ceiling is legislation sponsored by Rep. Pete Stauber that aims to help the […]
May 19, 2023

GILTI pleasure? DFL tax plan opts for new business taxes that could be less problematic than worldwide combined reporting

Minnesota tax negotiators abandoned one method to capture income of companies that have overseas subsidiaries and replaced it with another. Goodbye worldwide combined reporting. Hello […]
May 19, 2023

Dean Phillips would vote to save McCarthy’s speakership if the Speaker exercises ‘courage’ in debt limit negotiations

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dean Phillips is willing to offer House Speaker Kevin McCarthy a lifeline if he is challenged by the right wing of the […]
May 18, 2023

Klobuchar promotes U.S.-Canada relations, with Minnesota in mind

WASHINGTON — The diplomatic skills of Sen. Amy Klobuchar are getting a workout as the United States resets its relationship with its neighbor to the […]
May 17, 2023

Minnesota’s soon-to-be law allowing recreational marijuana, explained

Minnesota is on the verge of becoming the 23rd state in the U.S. to allow the production, sale and use of marijuana for recreational uses. […]