Republicans are lashing out at Gov. Mark Dayton for vetoing a bill requiring immigration verification for state employees through a federal database. Supporters of the bill say the E-Verify system makes sure state workers are documented. Opponents, including the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, say it's vulnerable to fraud and requires the state to get involved in federal jurisdiction.
Minneapolis rolls out new crime-reducing plan, but provides little detail
"Operation Endeavor" is a collaboration between multiple agencies.
Walz hopes for investigation into judge in Feeding Our Future case
The governor said he was "speechless" by the judge's initial decision.
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Health officials in Minnesota are paying special attention to BA.4.6.
Texas company buys Roseville's Har Mar Mall for $50 million
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Nightmare traffic near Ren Fest causes headache for businesses
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Increased state police presence in Twin Cities to stay till year's end
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Vegan East sign goes up at former QC Pizza spot in Minneapolis
Vegan baked goods appear to be on the horizon in the Southside.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, Sept. 20
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Police: Armed trio broke into Brooklyn Park apartment
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Dayton vetoes tax bill
Gov. Mark Dayton quickly vetoed Friday a Republican-backed tax bill that cleared the Legislature Thursday night, saying the measure irresponsibly added to the deficit in future years, Politics in Minnesota says. Dayton rejected notions that the veto would hurt the chances of Monday's Vikings stadium vote.
Gun bill author calls out law enforcement following Dayton's veto
Republican Rep. Tony Cornish, a former small-town police chief, is blaming law enforcers after Gov. Dayton vetoed a bill that would have greatly expanded the rights of citizens to use deadly force. "The one that disappoints me most is gun-grabber Tim Dolan," Cornish said, referring to the Minneapolis chief of police. Cornish says he's not giving up on the bill and that "we'll have to jam it down their throat."
Dayton vetoes bill to expand fireworks
Late Saturday night, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill that would have allowed the sale and use of bigger and more powerful fireworks. The decision comes after opponents expressed concerns about fires or injuries. Supporters argued Minnesotans can go to neighboring states to buy fireworks.
Smaller tax cut bill also vetoed by Dayton
A scaled-back version of a Republican tax cut plan met the same fate as its predecessor when Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the bill. Dayton said he could not sign a measure that would add to future deficits and reduce the state budget reserve. He also complained that the bill was aimed at cutting business taxes, without helping homeowners.
City projects are victims of Dayton's tax bill veto
Gov. Mark Dayton's veto this week of an end-of-session tax bill caused some big headaches for several Minnesota cities, including Oakdale, Woodbury and Bloomington. The bill included tax provisions linked to a dozen local development projects, which city officials are now scrambling to save.
Dayton vetoes state bill tied to federal budget
Gov. Mark Dayton killed the measure that would require agencies that receive state funding to figure out what to do if the government can't deliver the money. Dayton says the measure merely intends to raise the public's doubt about the reliability of government.
Dayton: GOP is attaching money for veterans, cops to bills that will be vetoed
The Democratic governor is blasting Republican lawmakers who he says are tacking spending he supports onto bills he's said he'll veto. In a letter to the GOP Dayton says legislators behind the maneuver should bear the blame if veterans and public safety departments lose out on funding.
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