The Minnesota Senate wants to divert some education funding to help children read by third grade, but critics do not like how the plan takes money from other needs.
Discussion about Minnesotaâ€™s budget trumped introduction of a Vikings football stadium bill.
Tens of thousands of poor, disabled and elderly Minnesotans could lose state-funded health care under a Republican bill senators approved as part of their efforts to balance the state budget.
The least controversial of a series of state spending bills, one funding agriculture programs, passed 104-20 out of the House Wednesday.
Former House Speaker Steve Sviggum will choose between his position on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents and his role as a fellow at the schoolâ€™s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.