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Minnesota Senate debates abortion rights late into night

Jan. 28, 2023 00:21 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Senate began a marathon debate that extended late into the night Friday on a bill to write broad protections for abortion rights into state statutes, which would make it difficult for future courts to roll back. Democratic legislative leaders...

Gov. Walz proposes $3.3B for infrastructure across Minnesota

Jan. 26, 2023 18:17 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz proposed a $3.3 billion public infrastructure package Thursday that would use a combination of borrowing and cash to finance improvements to roads, bridges, water systems, housing and the environment across Minnesota. “The investments in our...

Walz extends unemployment pay for northeast Minnesota miners

Jan. 25, 2023 17:19 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz signed his second bill of the young 2023 legislative session Wednesday, extending unemployment benefits for six months for more than 400 laid-off workers at Northshore Mining. Northshore Mining shut down May 1, and about 450 workers out of...

Walz proposes tax credit checks for 2.5M Minnesota families

Jan. 24, 2023 18:40 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Millions of Minnesota families would get checks totaling as much as $2,600 from the state's huge surplus under the budget plan that Gov. Tim Walz announced Tuesday, saying it would give residents the largest package of tax cuts in state history. The direct...

Walz proposes $300M to aid Minnesota public safety agencies

Jan. 23, 2023 18:18 PM EST

ROSEVILLE, Minn., (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz rolled out more pieces of his budget Monday, calling for $300 million to support public safety agencies across the state, over $1 billion to expand affordable housing, and allowing more residents to buy into the MinnesotaCare health plan for the...

Minnesota House backs abortion rights after HHS chief visits

Jan. 19, 2023 20:45 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra visited Minnesota on Thursday on a Midwest trip to affirm the Biden administration's commitment to abortion rights despite the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Becerra went to a...

Walz's $12B, 4-year education budget includes tax credits

Jan. 17, 2023 18:22 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz unveiled a $12 billion, four-year education budget Tuesday that includes big tax credits for families with young children as well as more money for public schools across the state. The Democratic governor went to Adams Spanish Immersion...

Tax relief bill gets Minnesota governor's 1st signature

Jan. 12, 2023 18:40 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz signed his first bill of the 2023 session Thursday, legislation to simplify tax filing and save money for hundreds of thousands of Minnesota residents and businesses, including people with student loans and companies that received pandemic aid. ...

Minnesota joins other states in affordable housing promises

Jan. 11, 2023 18:52 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Weeks after the Biden administration announced new efforts to curb homelessness, Minnesota's top political leaders promised Wednesday to “bring it home” on legislation that would expand affordable housing. “Not only is this the morally right thing to do...

Minnesota governor still wants tax rebates from huge surplus

Jan. 06, 2023 18:01 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Friday that his budget proposal will include tax rebates from the state's enormous $17.6 billion budget surplus but conceded that the payments will be smaller that he once hoped. The governor acknowledged that his proposal —...