STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Pawlenty to cities: How much should I cut?
Gov. Tim Pawlenty
Gov. Tim Pawlenty said small cities will be protected when he cuts spending to balance the state budget, but he wants other cities and counties to say how much state aid they can li... Posted on 5/21/09 at 1:54 PM
Minnesota News -- There's less than one day left in the legislative session, and Republicans in the Minnesota House are blasting Democrats for passing a bill early this morning (Mon) that increases taxes on high-income Minnesotans and hikes the cigarette tax a dollar-60 per pack.
Minnesota News -- The Minnesota House, Senate and governor’s office agreed to a tax plan Thursday night, four months after the Legislature started and four days before lawmakers must wrap up work for the year.
Minnesota News -- Minnesota state Senators have been burning the midnight oil; so far there has been more than 14 hours of debate over the bill that would unionize in-home daycare providers and some other small businesses.
Two years after the Minnesota Legislature put a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage on the ballot, a dramatic turnaround as the Minnesota House voted Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage.
Minnesota News -- House Majority Leader Erin Murphy and Rep. Paul Marquart stood side-by-side Tuesday introducing House Democrats’ education funding plan. Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, praised Marquart’s work as education finance chairman: “He has done such a fantastic job.”
Minnesota News -- Minnesota already is on track to establish a new way for its residents to buy health insurance, and now legislators are poised to change how the state takes care of its elderly, disabled and poor.
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