Legacy Funds invest in Minnesota’s future

“It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature’s gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.” ~Jimmy Carter Minnesotans have always been known for their love of the great outdoors. This notion was solidified in […] Read more

Committee Deadlines Affect Legislative Agenda

There are less than three weeks left in the legislative session. Bills are starting to die, and the list of topics that can continue to be debated is being narrowed down due to committee deadlines. In the Minnesota legislature, bills can be introduced at any time, but committee action each year is limited. The last […] Read more

Clock is ticking on budget negotiations

Every two years, the state legislature is required to prepare a budget for Minnesota to operate under for the following two-year cycle. Each time this exercise occurs, certain things must happen: The Governor first presents his budget proposal, usually in early February. Then, the majority parties in the House and Senate come up with their […] Read more

Republican Budget Bills Hurt Middle Class

With four weeks left in the 2011 Legislative Session, there has been little progress in the overall budget from Republican leadership. The Republican-led House and Senate approved nine budget bills as well as a tax bill. These bills have been sitting in conference committees for several weeks with no action. This legislation will have devastating […] Read more

Sen. Dibble: Statement on passage of constitutional amendment

State Senator Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, expressed disappointment at today’s passage in committee of a constitutional amendment to ban marriage for same-sex couples in Minnesota. “It’s very disappointing that Senate Republicans unanimously approved a constitutional ban on marriage between same-sex couples today but, sadly, it’s not surprising,” Sen. Dibble said. “This session, the Republican majority has […] Read more