2017 legislative session

Gov. Dayton and Republican leaders make no progress on their budget veto fight

They spent more than a day in mediation, but got nowhere on the veto battle.

A new deal means the Legislature won't go broke for at least a few months

It looks like legislative staffers will still have their jobs in July

You won't be able to buy booze on Sundays in these MN cities

Sunday sales is legal July 1 – but some cities are opting out.

You won't be able to buy booze on Sundays in these MN cities

Sunday sales is legal July 1 – but some cities are opting out.

Smoking figures prove a GOP tobacco tax cut a bad idea, Dayton says

Governor Dayton's message to the GOP is as subtle as a Cuban cigar.

Minnesota GOP leaders say this year's legislative session wasn't all that bad

GOP leaders said lawmakers had a successful session – which included lifting the Sunday liquor sales ban.

The governor will let budget bills become law – but the drama isn't over

Dayton is accusing Republican lawmakers of sneaking in a 'poison pill' – and is taking action to force them back to the table.

Dayton is 'genuinely undecided' on whether he'll sign the budget bills

"I'm unhappy about features in just about every one of the bills that we finally negotiated."

Minneapolis will try for $15 minimum wage – right after lawmakers moved to block it

The city is starting the new minimum wage process hours after state lawmakers passed a bill to block them from doing just that.

Legislature finally passes $46B budget – but is a Dayton veto imminent?

Health, transportation and public works bills were all agreed last night.

Dayton says (again) he'll veto a bill that bans cities from setting a minimum wage

Yes, they've had this debate before. But now there's a "poison pill" element.

Here's where things stand with Minnesota's budget negotiations

It's Wednesday morning and still no budget has passed.

You'll be able to get a Real ID license next year, DPS says

And Gov. Dayton asked for an extension, so hopefully we can use our IDs to get through airport security.

Hey, lawmakers finally figured out that Real ID thing

Even Andrew Zimmern is relieved they finally approved it.

How safe from a ransomware attack are Minnesota's government computers?

WannaCry ransomware has been detected across more than 200,000 computers in 100-plus countries. So how protected is Minnesota?

The governor just noped 5 big budget bills

We explain what it means in the big picture, and why it matters.

Dayton: I'll veto bill stopping cities setting own minimum wage, sick leave rules

The only way it could pass is if the Republicans make some serious budget concessions.

Bill that would limit state money for abortions OK'd by Minnesota Senate

Another bill adding new license requirements for abortion clinics was also approved.