A proposal to make Minnesota voters show a photo ID at the polls is now halfway to a spot on the November ballot. The full Minnesota House passed the proposed constitutional amendment in a 72-62 vote after a nine-hour floor debate.
The Minnesota House has approved a Republican-backed measure to use state rainy-day funds to pay down debts to public schools. The bill would take $430 million out of the state budget reserve and return it to schools.
A fired Minnesota state Senate staffer is threatening to expose adulterous affairs by other legislators as part of a potential lawsuit over his firing. Michael Brodkorb's legal strategy is laid out in a notice of claims filed with the state Tuesday.