Monthly Archives: April 2015
Sen Dibble and other Senate Democrats will be introducing new legislation tomorrow. Senate File 2141 would require taxpayers to pay for sex-change operations and sex-change drugs under Medical Assistance, which is Minnesota’s Medicaid program. Currently the law states that sex-reassignment surgery is not covered. The words “unless medically necessary” would be added to the current law and new language added to provide hormone drug coverage.
The Minnesota Senate voted yesterday to pass their transportation bill which mirrors Governor Dayton's plan to spend $11 Billion on roads, bridges, and public transportation. The 6.5% wholesale gas tax has been receiving the bulk of attention, which would put Minnesota in the top five in the nation for fuel taxes.
In February, Alpha News reported on House File 391 sponsored by Rep Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, which would allow for all Minnesota 17-year-olds to...
The widely-advertised GOP House tax plan promises to "give it back" to 2 million Minnesotans in the form of a variety of targeted tax credits...
$20 million proposed for Snowbate program has bipartisan support, despite recent legislative auditor report
A bill at the Capitol would pump $20 Million into the Snowbate program which currently provides tax rebates for production companies to make movies and commercials in Minnesota.
Republican leaders propose returning the surplus with tax credits, a Woodbury resident doesn't want a new $485 million transit way and the unusual funding of the new Senate office building brings new amendments.
The hot topic of the new Minnesota Senate office building is back. On Monday, during a Senate floor session, amendments were introduced and defeated to address the cost of the project. The building and parking lot have been estimated to cost taxpayers $90 million. What many Minnesotans don't know is the unusual way the project was funded which obligates taxpayers to rent the space back from the state government.
The Republican House announced their tax plan over the weekend. The bill calls for giving back the projected $1.9 Billion state surplus—and then some-- in the form of tax credits.
Last week Governor Mark Dayton issued his bonding proposal, which includes an additional $842 million for bonding projects. Hear from legislators on both sides of the aisle.
The MN State Legislature won't support Governor Dayton's all-day pre-K plans, and a republican representative is supporting the study of a new $485 million transit way.