Rep. Pat Garafalo, R-Farmington, says too many school districts vote on levy funding in odd-year elections when turnout is considerably lower without federal or statewide races. Garafalo argues small groups dictating policy is not ideal.
Walz's $2.7B infrastructure plan includes $940M for climate projects
Projects will help Minnesota prevent or adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts, the governor says.
'Just took this': MN mayor tweeting others' pics says it's for 'entertainment'
The mayor told Bring Me The News his goal on Twitter is to spread joy.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 19
More than 44,000 new cases reported from the holiday weekend.
Bagel shop closes amid vax-or-test mandate, posts: 'All are welcome here'
Other Twin Cities restaurants have also temporarily closed this week.
Spielman: 'It was constantly like a moving target all the time'
Spielman said drafting and rostering players who fit the scheme was difficult with all of the offensive coordinators Mike Zimmer had.
Suspect fled police, found hiding in old camper in scrap yard
Police say they were trying to pull him over for driving without any lights.
Part Wolf in Minneapolis to close at the end of January
The Nomad World Pub became Part Wolf in 2019.
Omicron fading in Minnesota? Wastewater detection provides hope
Wastewater samples can help predict a rise or fall in COVID-19 cases.
COVID: Minneapolis, St. Paul vaccine-or-test rule for dining now in effect
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test are required.
Man crawls to safety before train hits his stuck wheelchair
The incident happened Tuesday on Highway 169.
Republican lawmaker seeks to limit school levy votes to election years
House Education Finance Committee chair Pat Garofalo says he will push a bill next session to require levy referendums to come only in general elections when more voters go to the polls. Garofalo says during off-year elections, more than 70 percent of referendums pass. That rate falls to 52 percent in election years.
St. Paul schools chief seeks levy increase
St. Paul schools Superintendent Valeria Silva wants to ask voters for extra money in November. She proposes renewing an existing schools levy -- and raising it. A current levy has brought in about $30 million a year since 2006. The proposed raise would amount to an extra $65 a year on a $149,000 home, the median value in the district this year.
More than 100 school districts appeal to voters for nearly $1B worth of levies
More than 100 schools across the state appealed ?to voters in levy elections. While some are seeking funds to help expand or develop programs, other districts are calling them 'survival levies' and say layoffs and program cuts are certain if they aren't passed.
Minnesota DNR wants lawmakers to raise license fees
Minnesota's fishing and hunting license fees haven't changed in 10 years. The Department of Natural Resources is pushing legislators to raise the fees during the next legislative session. If an increase is not passed, the Associated Press reports there will be deep cuts to popular programs.
Governor and lawmakers want to restructure taxes, but how?
There's bipartisan agreement on the need for "tax reform" but just what does that mean? Governor Dayton's revenue commissioner plans to spend six-to-eight months touring the state and collecting suggestions.
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