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Walz, Legislature reach budget agreement, will go into ‘overtime’ in June...

(The Center Square) — More than a week after their initial deadline, Minnesota legislative leaders announced Monday a bipartisan budget agreement on a $52...

Senate DFL members throw masks in the air just two days...

DFL senators claimed on Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka’s decision to end all coronavirus restrictions on the Senate floor was “unnecessary, premature,...

Despite widespread vaccine availability, Senate DFL wants to keep restrictions in...

Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka is facing criticism for his decision to lift all COVID-19 restrictions for members of the Senate during floor sessions. Senate...

Jensen: GOP leaders use principles as bargaining chips in 11th-hour deals

It is silly season in St. Paul. It’s that time of year when Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka goes behind closed doors with Gov. Tim...

GOP calls for waiving penalties against businesses, dropping mask mandate in...

State Republicans are leveraging Minnesota's biennial budget negotiations to pressure Gov. Tim Walz and his Democratic allies into dropping COVID-19 restrictions. Walz is expected to...

Minnesota Senate Republicans propose $51.9 billion revised budget

(The Center Square) — Minnesota Senate Republicans have proposed a $51.9 billion, two-year budget prioritizing COVID-19 recovery. The GOP argued on Tuesday the state doesn’t...

Senate passes bill to require legislative approval of future peacetime emergencies

The Minnesota Senate passed a bill Monday that would require future extensions of peacetime emergencies to be voted on and approved by the Legislature. The...

Republicans raise concerns about Department of Health ‘data grab’

After a tumultuous week of debate, Gov. Tim Walz said Thursday that his administration will vaccinate 70% of seniors before moving on to the...

Minneapolis still owes outside police agencies for response to riots, Republicans...

(The Center Square) – Senate Republicans are introducing legislation aimed at providing an alternative to spending $35 million on an emergency contingency fund for Derek Chauvin’s...

GOP reps slam party’s ‘self-interested’ leaders who want vaccine priority 

A group of Republican lawmakers are speaking out against their party’s “self-interested” leaders, who think that elected officials and their staff should be a...