This afternoon, the House approved marriage equality by a 75 -59 vote. Sixty-eight votes were needed for passage.SEE ALSO: Minnesota for Marriage's Hinckley rally was the biggest megafail in the history of megafails [VIDEO]The Senate plans to take up a companion bill on Monday. If it also wins appr ... More >>
MNGOP leaders are accusing the DFL of race-baiting with a new anti-Rep. King Banaian mailer.SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota is one of the least racist states, according to Google (and Harvard)-- Bemidji cross burning: Two white men, ages 19 and 20, arrested [MUGSHOTS]-- Racist Art Song's chicken wings sign un ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison retweets message calling Mitt Romney "douchebag," claims it was accidentThe world was introduced to Eastwooding, Mitt delivered his speech, and the GOP convention wrapped up last night to the sounds of James Brown's 1985 hit, "Living in America."Nothing too out of the norm th ... More >>
Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, is now
betting against slot machines at the state's horse-racing tracks.Garofola authored racino legislation last session, but has recently had a change of heart. Racino
supporters wanted slot machines installed at Canterbury Park and
Running Aces, Minnesota's two ... More >>
On April 16, the Vikings stadium bill seemed to die an anticlimactic death in the House Government Operations and Elections Committee, which seemingly killed it
with a 9-6 vote. Afterward, the chief author of the House bill, Rep.
Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, said it would require someone to "pull a ... More >>
Our heads were spinning Monday as the MNGOP pushed a plan to spend money on public school through the legislature.The bill would've used the state budget reserve to reimburse districts $430 million of the $2.4 billion the state owes them. But Democrats, playing the unlikely role of budgetary watchdo ... More >>
Here's a new one for you -- Republicans want to spend money on public schools. But Democrats, touting the need for fiscal responsibility, oppose the GOP plan.Today, on a largely party-line 74-56 vote, the House approved a plan to take more than $430 million from budget reserves and use it to make ... More >>
State Rep. Tom Rukavina, D-Virginia, may be a small guy, but he was prepared to "take it outside" yesterday in response to a GOP Representative's claim that the DFL "stuck it to the middle class."After Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, made that comment, a heated argument with Rukavina ensued that ... More >>
After Gov. Mark Dayton announced he would not accept a paycheck during the shutdown, we asked all the Minnesota legislators whether they would follow suit. While the vast majority didn't reply, we got some responses and put together a preliminary list.
Now we've got our hands on the official li ... More >>
The barely-concealed contempt with which Republicans and DFL lawmakers now treat each other in St. Paul came to a logical conclusion last night.
Both sides failed to reach a budget agreement to address the state's $5 billion in red ink by midnight, and state government shut down.
Tens of t ... More >>
Big things going down under the dome.The GOP majority in the Minnesota legislature has already put out some pretty remarkable bills this session -- the ones doing away with pay equity for women, the one limiting welfare recipients to $20 in cash withdrawals, the one requiring welfare recipien ... More >>