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Longtime Iowa state senator pushes for conservation fund
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Longtime Iowa state senator pushes for conservation fund
OCHEYEDAN, Iowa — Longtime District 1 State Senator David Johnson made national headlines in June 2016 when he suspended his Republican Party...
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January 15, 2017
What’s the holdup on Minnesota $300 million health insurance premium relief?
ST. PAUL -- If both Republicans and Democrats agree that the state should pass $300 million in relief for Minnesotans struggling to pay their health insurance, why is it taking months to pass it?
January 15, 2017 - 8:18pm
January 13, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Partial quick start for Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL — The first new law of 2017 came nine days into the annual legislative session. Now, that's zippy in a process that often drags on until May, especially when the issue is taxes, like the legislation Gov. Mark Dayton signed Friday, Jan. 13. And a couple other issues are...
January 13, 2017 - 9:09pm
January 12, 2017
Oil spill reporting bill gets mixed reviews
BISMARCK — A bill that would raise the threshold for reporting oil spills got mixed reviews Thursday, Jan. 12, with proponents saying it would improve government efficiency while opponents advocated for more transparency. The House Energy and Natural Resources Committee heard about...
January 12, 2017 - 9:04pm
Senators pass health insurance premium aid bill as debate focuses on rural Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Rural Minnesota may never have been mentioned so often in a state Senate debate not about a specific rural issue. Small towns and farmers were featured Thursday, Jan. 12, before senators passed 35-31 legislation to help Minnesotans afford individual health insurance policies....
January 12, 2017 - 8:09pm
January 11, 2017
Immigrants plead for Minnesota driver's licenses
ST. PAUL — Jose Sanchez says his immigrant community fears living without driver's licenses. "Our community needs licenses to get around, to get to work, to get to school," he told a Minnesota House committee Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. "I ask that you listen to us and deal with your...
January 11, 2017 - 9:10pm
How to give health insurance relief? Lawmakers must weigh speed vs. control
ST. PAUL -- Finding $300 million to help Minnesotans struggling with health insurance premiums was the easy part. The part that’s been tying Minnesota leaders in knots this month is how to get the money to the people who need it. Lawmakers want to spend the money quickly, accurately...
January 11, 2017 - 9:05pm
January 10, 2017
Health insurance debate on top this week in Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers say they want to pass a relief package for Minnesotans facing soaring health insurance premiums by the end of this week, but lots remains to be done before policyholders know if they will get a state rebate.The next few days will determine whether that...
January 10, 2017 - 9:04pm
January 9, 2017
Minnesota state auditor Rebecca Otto to run for governor
ST. PAUL — Three-term Minnesota Auditor Rebecca Otto will run for governor, she told the Pioneer Press, joining what is expected to be a crowded race to replace DFL Gov. Mark Dayton. “I’m different. I’m authentic,” she said in a Friday interview. “Minnesota has given me...
January 9, 2017 - 12:36am
January 8, 2017
Health insurers won’t cover medical marijuana in North Dakota
FARGO — North Dakota voters overwhelmingly approved the legalization of medical marijuana, and lawmakers are grappling with launching the program. But patients are about to learn that legalization does not mean insurance will cover the cost. Major health insurers in North Dakota...
January 8, 2017 - 8:38pm
January 6, 2017
Capitol Chatter: GOP in charge, a Senate surprise
ST. PAUL -- Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks stood on the floor of the Minnesota Senate chatting about recent snow storms with Rep. Debra Kiel of Crookston.Johnson, minutes away from becoming northwest Minnesota’s newest state senator, appeared calm and collected in the newly renovated...
January 6, 2017 - 9:09pm
January 5, 2017
Column: In new year, I’ll put Minnesota first
WASHINGTON — In the wake of last year’s dramatic and surprising presidential election, there’s a lot of uncertainty about what the new year will bring.
January 5, 2017 - 10:57pm
MN governor revises, brings back tax bill that had $101 million mistake
ST. PAUL -- A tweaked 2016 tax proposal that never made it into law is back. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said on Thursday, Jan. 5, that his plan calls for $230 million in a variety of tax cuts and $70 million in new spending for things such as increased state aid to local governments....
January 5, 2017 - 9:15pm
What Minnesota health insurance relief would do
ST. PAUL -- Thousands of Minnesotans are facing a similar crisis this year: skyrocketing health insurance rates. After failing to reach agreement on a relief package last year, Minnesota legislative leaders on Thursday rolled out a new plan that includes immediate relief as well as...
January 5, 2017 - 9:06pm
January 2, 2017
Legislative forecast: Cloudy with a chance of disputes
ST. PAUL -- 2017 dawned on the Minnesota Capitol with bright sun Sunday, Jan. 1, illuminating the newly renovated building.But the sparkle dimmed as clouds moved in Sunday, followed by a dreary, wintry Monday for most Minnesotans.Was that a forecast of things to come in the 2017 state...
January 2, 2017 - 9:03pm