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Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 22, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 21, 2024. Editorial: Minnesota’s legislative session: All that acrimony, so little action Leaders should work to fix a broken political process, starting with a special session on a bonding bill. The 2024 legislative...

Uber and Lyft say they won't leave Minnesota after all — and drivers are getting a raise

May. 20, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft said Monday they will keep operating in Minnesota now that state lawmakers have passed a measure that will increase driver pay, but at a lower rate than approved by Minneapolis officials earlier this year. Although the new...

Minnesota Equal Rights Amendment fails in acrimonious end to legislative session

May. 20, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers failed to pass a state Equal Rights Amendment that would have enshrined protections for abortion and LGBTQ+ rights in the state Constitution as the 2024 legislative session came to an acrimonious end. The Minnesota ERA was the one of the...

Minnesota Uber and Lyft driver pay package beats deadline to win approval in Legislature

May. 20, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A plan to boost pay for Uber and Lyft drivers in Minnesota that lawmakers believe would prevent the companies from leaving the market advanced in the state Legislature on Sunday before the midnight deadline. The House passed the compensation bill but the...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 15, 2024 13:37 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 10, 2024. Editorial: ‘Longer we wait, the more people will die’ Legislature should seize the opportunity to pass legislation to help those whose lives have been upended by the opioid epidemic. Serving as the jail...

Taylor Swift bill is signed into Minnesota law, boosting protections for online ticket buyers

May. 07, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — People buying tickets online for concerts, sporting events and other live events in Minnesota will be guaranteed more transparency and protection under a so-called Taylor Swift bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Tim Walz. The law, prompted by the frustration a...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 01, 2024 13:52 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. April 30, 2024. Editorial: State wisely mulls banning book bans Legislation would require that key decisions be made by library professionals. A good response to the troubling trend of restricting access to books is making its...

Minnesota and other Democratic-led states lead pushback on censorship. They're banning the book ban

Apr. 23, 2024 14:15 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A movement to ban book bans is gaining steam in Minnesota and several other states, in contrast to the trend playing out in more conservative states where book challenges have soared to their highest levels in decades. The move to quash book bans is welcome...

Walz appointments give the Minnesota Supreme Court its first female majority in decades

Apr. 22, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz named two women to the Minnesota Supreme Court on Monday, which will give the state's highest court its first female majority in three decades. When they take their seats in the coming months, all seven justices will have been appointed by Democratic governors. ...

Here’s what we know about Uber and Lyft’s planned exit from Minneapolis in May

Apr. 08, 2024 14:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The future of Uber and Lyft in Minneapolis has garnered concern and debate in recent weeks after the City Council voted last month to require that ride-hailing companies pay drivers a higher rate while they are within city limits. Uber and Lyft responded by...