Tax committee focuses on health and wellness

The Tax Committee took a health care focus this week, considering two bipartisan bills aimed at supporting Minnesota’s health care workforce and promoting more employer involvement in their employees’ health. The first bill would create a temporary, $5,000 tax credit pilot program for health care professionals willing to serve as unpaid preceptors to medical residents […] Read more

Overview: Local control debate rages

This week featured two high-profile issues that divided members in committee along mostly party lines. The week began with a hearing on preemption, which included a long list of testifiers and heated testimony. There were so many people interested in testifying that extra time was added onto the end of the committee hearing to allow […] Read more

Joint Senate/House Higher Education committees approve Regent Slate

Members of the joint House and Senate Higher Education Committees on Tuesday approved four candidates to forward to the full House and Senate for a vote to fill four expiring terms on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. There were 35 applications for the four vacancies on the board in Congressional Districts 2, 3, […] Read more

Growing opportunities for Minnesota Kids and Families in every Minnesota County

Governor Mark Dayton outlined his proposal to grow opportunities for Minnesota kids and families across our state as part of his Opportunity Agenda for a Better Minnesota. Governor Dayton’s Opportunity Agenda would provide better K-12 and early learning opportunities for students across Minnesota, and support Minnesota families caring for their kids at home and in […] Read more

Legislative Auditor issues report on use of Vikings Stadium Suites

The Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) presented its findings to a joint hearing of the State Government Senate and House Committees Tuesday after conducting a special investigation into the use of two Norseman Suites at U.S. Bank Stadium owned by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA). The investigation was initiated after a Nov. 28, […] Read more

Education Transition Grants

Middle school and junior high students would get help in making the transition to high school under a bill that was heard in E-12 Finance on Thursday. The bill would provide funds for grants to support the planning and implementation of high school transition teams to assist 8th and 9th grade students and their families […] Read more