Weather Forecast



May 17, 2016
The Minnesota Capitol building remains under renovation as the May 23 legislative session adjournment date nears. In the back of the building are portable toilets for lawmakers since the building has no running water. Don Davis/Forum News Service
Top-level politicians tackle MN transportation spending
May 17, 2016 - 2:33pm
April 7, 2016
Chairman Jim Knoblach of the Minnesota House Ways and Means Committee announces Thursday that House Republicans do not plan to add to a budget lawmakers passed last year. Don Davis/Forum News Service
State GOP seeks hold-the-line spending
April 7, 2016 - 9:45pm
December 16, 2015
U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a news conference this week in Washington. Reuters
U.S. tax, spending deal meets resistance
December 16, 2015 - 8:43pm
January 27, 2015
Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson, with Gov. Mark Dayton at her side, explains part of the Minnesota budget for the next two years Tuesday. Don Davis/Forum News Service
Dayton offers $41 billion budget
January 27, 2015 - 8:56pm
December 14, 2014
Senate passes spending bill
December 14, 2014 - 8:41pm
December 11, 2014
Shutdown deadline looms
December 11, 2014 - 8:26pm
November 9, 2014
Education issues drew millions in spending
November 9, 2014 - 8:42pm
March 6, 2014
Dayton would keep surplus spending to $162 million
March 6, 2014 - 8:19pm
February 23, 2014
Where the wealth goes
February 23, 2014 - 9:56pm
February 13, 2013
(Don Davis/Forum News Service) 
Students from around Minnesota march at the state Capitol Wednesday to urge lawmakers to restore increasing higher education spending, which they say slowed after 1999.
Students demand more education spending
February 13, 2013 - 10:48pm
November 8, 2011
Questions pause federal spending
November 8, 2011 - 8:17pm
September 21, 2010
Letter: Time to reign in federal government
September 21, 2010 - 12:00am
Editorial: Judge made right call on spending suit
September 21, 2010 - 12:00am
July 30, 2010
As others see it: Campaign spending goes through the roof
July 30, 2010 - 12:00am
March 16, 2010
Richard Sennott/Star Tribune
Minnesota Solicitor General Alan Gilbert talks to seven Supreme Court justices Monday while the court considers a case saying Gov. Tim Pawlenty illegally cut money from the state budget last summer.
Court question: Who decides budget?
March 16, 2010 - 12:00am