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.
Minnesota Democrats had enough members to pass nearly anything they wanted, but this legislative session remained about as contentious as any other.
The keystone of Minnesota Democrats’ budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, won House approval early today and the Senate pulled a surprise in the early morning hours by approving money to fund state Capitol building renovations.
Christina Hughes of St. Paul writes in about the DFL party
Paint will cost more and be recycled. Bees will be protected. Financially troubled farmers will be able to access state aid. And an island to provide more wildlife habitat could be built in the Mississippi River.
The Minnesota House is planning to vote on a constitutional amendment that would take decisions about their own pay out of their hands.
A commencement speech by U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer this month linking legalized abortion with school shootings has attracted the attention of an Internet media outlet. Cramer’s speech was highlighted in a Huffington Post article published Thursday.RELATED CONTENT