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Legislature Signs Off on Big Cuts to Drug Offender Sentences

Minnesota lawmakers have voted to reduce drug sentences for many drug offenders.

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Dayton Says He Won’t Sign Tax Cuts Without Critical Spending

Gov. Mark Dayton says he won't sign a package of nearly $260 million in tax cuts unless lawmakers send him state government spending increases he deems critical.

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Tax Cut Deal in Sight as Time Winds Down at Legislature

The first piece of the Minnesota Legislature's surplus spending plan is finally falling into place. Legislative leaders agreed Friday to put $275 million toward a tax relief package.

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Transportation Funding, Tax Cuts at Stake in Stare Down

Legislative leaders are entering a stare down as time runs out at the Minnesota Capitol. Gov. Mark Dayton and leaders from the House and Senate are trying to hammer out deals on transportation funding, tax cuts and other spending.

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GOP Details $800 Million in Proposed Construction Projects

Minnesota Republicans are releasing details of their proposal for spending on public construction projects.

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House Republicans Eye Half of Budget Surplus for Tax Cuts

House Republicans say they're still pushing to return much of Minnesota's $900 million budget surplus to taxpayers.

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Criminal Justice Bills Move Forward in Minnesota Capitol

Minnesota lawmakers have advanced two high profile criminal justice bills, but they both still have to clear at least one more hurdle.

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Dayton Offers Transportation Plans; GOP Cool

With only a week before Minnesota's Legislature must adjourn, state leaders in St. Paul still haven't reached a deal on a transportation funding plan.

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With a Week to Go, Legislature Settles Smaller Business

Minnesota lawmakers are trying to tie up loose ends as the Legislature's focus shifts toward surplus spending plans in the session homestretch.

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Democrats’ Paid Leave Proposal Heads for Final Senate Vote

Minnesota's Senate is set to vote on a 12-week medical and parental paid leave policy for all workers.

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