Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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Rod Skoe doesn't understand why Sunday drinkers can't plan ahead. Roger Reinert doesn't understand why the state puts Minnesota liquor stores at a disadvantage to those in Wisconsin.
Rep. Leon Lillie set the stage for a memorable and emotional Minnesota legislative debate. "This stuff is personal," the North St. Paul Democrat said Friday of discussion about allowing medical marijuana use in Minnesota. "This could be us."
ST. PAUL -- Friday was a good day for Jeremy Pauling and others who long have worked to make medical marijuana legal in Minnesota. An overwhelming House vote favored medical...
The Minnesota House takes up medical marijuana today in what could be a debate lasting well into the night while pieces fall into place on tax and spending bills as the Minnesota Legislature nears the end of its 2014 session.
Farmers, homeowners, renters and businesses would share $103 million in a second round of Minnesota tax cuts after negotiators worked out a compromise that is expected to pass the Legislature next week.
New Minnesota mothers would more likely keep their jobs under the Women's Economic Security Act, its supporters say.
Southwest Minnesota's long-awaited water project has become the poster child for those who say the legislative public works funding process is flawed.
The last remaining major puzzle piece to finishing the 2014 Minnesota Legislature is set to be put in place. Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, D-Plummer, Monday announced a proposal topping $1 billion to fund public works projects around the state. It came two weeks before the Legislature must adjourn for the year.
Many under the Minnesota Capitol dome feel the 2014 legislative session will wrap up within a week. The biggest sign came Friday when legislative leaders announced that House and Senate budget negotiators can add $293 million to the current $39 billion, two-year budget.
Gov. Mark Dayton focused much of his State of the State speech Wednesday night on greater Minnesota, from HitchDoc in southern Minnesota's Jackson to the Kelliher schools in the north.