Negotiating In Secret Leads To Complaints

Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders heard from many observers that negotiating the budget behind closed doors in a closed Capitol building was bad.

Court Redistricting Meetings Planned For October

Amid all the discussion about the state budget, another divisive issue slipped by with little notice: The state chief justice announced a judicial redistricting panel will hold meetings around the state later this year.

Total Budget Number Confusing

It seems like reporting how much money the state is spending should be simple. Nope.

No Grade This Time, Other Than ‘good’

Mark Dayton learned.

Dayton Called It Right: Budget Does Not Please

Minnesotans knew, or should have known, that the final state budget would not please people.