When Al Franken vacated his U.S. Senate earlier this year, Gov. Mark Dayton tabbed then-Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to replace him. While the move filled the vacancy in Washington, D.C., it created an unusual issue in St. Paul.
Senate President Michelle Fischbach (R-Paynesville) is constitutionally required to fill the vacancy left by Smith, but has been unwilling to give up the Senate presidency. That has led to a dispute over whether she can hold both offices.
This week on Starting Line we learn more about a proposal from Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein(DFL-New Brighton) to change the way a lieutenant governor would be chosen. Find out how HF3176 proposes to change the process and why Kunesh-Podein decided to offer this proposed legislation.
'A very successful session?' Or, 'a debacle?' The reviews are mixed in the immediate aftermath of the 2018 session.
Introduced in March 2017 by Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL-New Brighton) and Sen. Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights), HF2470/SF2259, aims to stop the cycle of opioid misuse and addiction through education.
The conference committee tasked with hammering out the differences that divide the House and Senate on a laundry list of major issues met for the first time Tuesday afternoon.
Republican legislative majority offers mixed reactions to proposed tax system overhauls and DMV fixes.
The latest numbers are a $517 million swing from the November forecast
The state’s latest economic forecast projects a budget deficit of $188 million for the current two-year biennium, and a $586 million deficit for the 2020-21 biennium
The budget process explained — and why it matters