Senate Education Bill Focuses On Reading

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.

Vikings Stadium Bill Delayed In Favor Of Budget Debate

Discussion about Minnesota’s budget trumped introduction of a Vikings football stadium bill.

In Budget-balancing Act, Senate Cuts Health Programs

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.

Ag Bill Sails Through House

The least controversial of a series of state spending bills, one funding agriculture programs, passed 104-20 out of the House Wednesday.

Regents See Conflict: Sviggum To Decide Between Jobs

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 school’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.