Amy Koch

Another Day, No Deal At Capitol To Avert Shutdown
Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders met briefly but did not reach a budget deal with a government shutdown now only four days away. Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch met privately for less than an hour Monday. Afterward the three appeared befo…
Dayton Floats Smaller Tax Hike; GOP Not Interested
Gov. Mark Dayton says he is willing to meet the Republican Legislature halfway with a smaller income tax increase as end-of-session budget talks begin. The Democratic governor outlined a new proposal Monday, raising the level for a new top-tier income tax bracket and dropping a property tax on home…
Dayton, Republicans Still Circling On Minn. Budget
Gov. Mark Dayton says he's still waiting for legislative Republicans to send him a budget so they can start negotiating. The Democratic governor held a news conference Friday to push the GOP majorities for their fix for a $5 billion deficit.
Minnesota GOP Leader Says Vote On Nuclear Ban Unlikely
The top Senate Republican says the Minnesota Legislature likely won't vote this year on a bill to lift a ban on new nuclear power plants. Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch told reporters Thursday that the bill is "on pause" after passing both chambers in February.
GOP Leaders Stopping In St. Cloud Today
Senate and House Republican leaders are traveling around the state today (Monday). They're promoting their complete budget solution. They'll be at the St. Cloud Regional Airport at 11:45 a.m. today.
Minnesota Senate Leader: No Tougher Prayer Requirement
Minnesota's Senate majority leader says she doesn't want to strictly require that opening prayers in the Senate chamber be nondenominational. The content of Senate prayers became an issue this week after several Jewish senators said they were uncomfortable during a prayer by a Baptist pas…

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