President Barack Obama on Thursday defended America's controversial drone attacks as legal, effective and a necessary linchpin in an evolving U.S. counterterrorism policy. But he acknowledged the targeted strikes are no "cure-all" and said he is haunted by the civilians unintentionally killed.RELATED CONTENT
Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two provisions of a bill funding outdoors and arts projects, saying a House committee ignored a citizen advisory panel.
Opponents initially pinned their hopes on a statewide moratorium. In the end, they settled for a requirement that the state issue permits for new mines located within a mile of trout streams after studying the impacts on water quality.
The late flurry of bills the Minnesota Legislature passed in the session's final hours now sit on Gov. Mark Dayton's desk.
After taking office just a few short months ago, Rep. Cramer, R-N.D., is reminding us nearly every day of just how distorted his views really are.
The clock is ticking on Gov. Mark Dayton to take action on the state budget bills the Legislature sent his way.
There is little doubt the 2013 Minnesota Legislature will be remembered for its historic vote to allow gay marriage and a $2 billion tax increase.RELATED CONTENT
Outgoing Supreme Court Justice Paul Anderson says he's glad the Legislature and not the courts made the call on same-sex marriage in Minnesota.
North Dakota lawmakers will be studying 41 issues over the next two years, including property taxes and the effects of federal health care legislation.
Top Minnesota lawmakers purposely delayed the start of a new sales tax on warehousing services until next April in case they need to revise or undo it before then.
The House Agriculture Committee on May 15 approved a new farm bill that would make most of the same changes proposed last year, but would also repeal the section of the 2008 farm bill that directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration to address practices by meatpackers and poultry companies that farmers and ranchers said were hurting them.
The Obama administration said Monday it wants to see more cuts to agriculture subsidies in a massive farm bill moving through the Senate this week.
The Minnesota Legislature decided to renovate the state Capitol building, help communities fight floods, give veterans a new facility and provide disaster assistance Monday night as it ended its 2013 session.RELATED CONTENT
armers are not sure how much more they will be taxed after the Democratic-controlled Legislature adopted a $2 billion tax increase.
State Sen. Ray Holmberg said Monday the interim legislative session isn’t an exact science, comparing it to oil drilling.