Politics in Minnesota
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At 43, Nguyen said he plans to devote this decade to public service. His first major foray into that realm was a hard-fought loss in an effort to join the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. Undeterred, he decided to aim even higher with his next target, and is now the lone declared Republican candidate to succeed two-term DFL incumbent Mark Ritchie as Secretary of State.
Minnesotans face a future of more floods, droughts, extreme heat events, and intense storms, along with worsening air and water quality, increases in disease, and the further spread of harmful pests.
Engineers, architects and other consultants are lining up as the agency overseeing the Destination Medical Center project in Rochester starts selecting firms to develop a master development plan.
NEWTOWN, Conn. — Having already lost her 6-year-old son, Nicole Hockley insists she won’t lose the fight to reduce gun violence — no matter how long it takes.
As sure as a cold front follows a December snowfall, the end-of-year economic forecast and the state budget projections bring on the howls that Minnesota government is too big and taxes have to be cut.
Are corporations persons? Can we ask of them similarly to that of Shylock in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice who mused: “Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions?
From 2009 to 2012, the U.S. experienced a significant economic recovery, in which average real income growth jumped by 6 percent. That’s the good news. The bad news is that almost all of that increase — 95 percent – was enjoyed by those in the top 1 percent of the income distribution.
WASHINGTON — House Republicans signaled support Wednesday for a budget deal worked out a day earlier, a plan narrowly drawn but promoted as a way to stabilize Congress’ erratic fiscal efforts, avert another government shutdown and mute some of the partisan rancor that has damaged Americans’ attitudes about their lawmakers.
As they learn the English language and American ways, they also learn from the experiences of the refugees who came before them, according to Kara Genia, who began representing KOM at the Capitol earlier this year. Genia spends her time educating legislators and senators from St. Paul, Roseville and Maplewood about these refugee constituents
A new environmental impact statement (EIS) on a controversial proposed copper-nickel mine project near Babbitt has been released for public review.
The Ramsey County board of commissioners approved a prevailing wage ordinance on Dec. 6, which codifies into enforceable law a longstanding county policy.
Scott said the fact that Smith holds both positions is "troubling and a massive ethical concern for the state."
Housley had a relatively nondescript year as a freshman in the Senate last year, but is still well-known among Republicans.
. "We have just barely got our head above water now with a positive forecast after we've had these nagging problems," Bakk said.
Gerson committed to pursuing and honoring the party endorsement, and challenged Kline to make the same promise.
The latest round of legal expenses cover Larkin Hoffman's work negotiating a settlement with Brodkorb which included $30,000 of severance pay.
Minnesota Council of Health Plans director Julie Brunner sent a letter to state agencies on Friday to alert officials to the error-riddled data that insurance companies have received.
Advocates of increased funding for roads, bridges and transit projects across Minnesota hope to recreate a formula that worked once before. In the wake of the 2007 I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, a broad coalition of groups, which included the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce as well as labor unions, joined hands to push for a 5.5 cent gas tax increase in the 2008 session.
After years of budgeting under the strain of current and future deficits, the November economic forecast continued Minnesota’s streak of glad tidings. The report, released Thursday, was the fifth straight (dating to November 2011) in which the state has projected a surplus for the current biennium. The November report predicts that the state will end the 2014-15 budget cycle with an $825 million net surplus.
The rush is on for what is becoming an increasingly narrow window to take advantage of the state’s Angel Tax Credit program. Awards for the investment credits start up again in January for the coming year — the popular investment incentive program’s final year unless the legislature decides to extend it.