Pre-Easter Legislative Adjournment Looks Less Likely

Many people under the Capitol dome say it feels like the Legislature is in its final days, but more and more it looks like lawmakers will take a break and return April 16 to wrap up work.

Legislative Notebook: House Rejects Hemp Farming Amendment

Minnesota farmers still will not be able to grow hemp, the House decided Friday on a 74-52 vote.

Senate Uses Budget Reserve To Fund Business Tax Cuts

Minnesota’s Republican-controlled Senate approved business tax cuts Friday that Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton all but promises to veto.

Racino Proposal Heads To Full Senate

What started out as a minor education-related bill Friday morphed into a measure allowing casinos at Minnesota’s two horse-racing tracks.

Gay-marriage Debate Expands Around State

Advocates on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate say they are making progress and will continue to reach out to Minnesotan voters before they cast ballots on the issue this fall.