The Star Tribune reports that a majority of the council oppose Mayor R.T. Rybak's stadium funding plan unless there's a citywide vote on the issue. Rybak told council members Thursday he want the city to contribute more than $300 million from an existing city sales tax in order to help the team and the state build a $920 million stadium.
LGA has been instrumental to the success of Minnesota.
LGA keeps local communities economically vibrant by helping taxpayers pay for critical services and keeping property taxes down for businesses and families.
House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher outlasted a slew of rivals Saturday to emerge as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s choice for governor.
Kelliher wrapped up the endorsement after a daylong floor battle that ran to six ballots and did not end until Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak conceded shortly after 11 p.m.
Everyone who matters seems to be saying they want to make education reforms required by the Obama administration so Minnesota can get additional federal funding, but it remains very much a question if that can be achieved. Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, DFL-Minneapolis, wants GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty to discard his long-standing policy to not appear in front of a legislative committee.
The Minnesota governor’s race looks to be close, with a new poll giving Republicans reason to smile. The poll shows that Republican state Reps. Marty Seifert of Marshall and Tom Emmer of Delano hold their own against better-known Democrats, a sign of what some are saying will be a good GOP election year.
Two state representatives appeared poised to move away from other Republican governor candidates and a pair of well-known Democrats were battling for bragging rights Tuesday night as Minnesotans attending more than 8,000 neighborhood meetings began picking their favorites.
Minnesota House Democrats outlined a plan Friday to steer private money toward growing small businesses, historic renovations and hotel construction at the Mall of America with tax credits and other tax measures. They aim to revive tax incentives that passed the Legislature in past years as part of larger tax bills that were vetoed.
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