When you spend time playing pull tabs, bingo, and meat raffles a big chunk of the money you spend is going to the state, not the charity you're there to support. Al Lund is the executive director of Allied Charities of Minnesota. He says charitable gaming has been left out of any kind of tax relief for this legislative session.
St. Cloud area lawmakers react to the just-ended 2015 State Legislative Session. State lawmakers are waiting to see if Governor Mark Dayton follows through with his threat to veto the education funding bill.
The St. Cloud City Council will consider some amendments to the city's liquor ordinances, thanks to changes in state law. Earlier this year the State Legislature approved, and Governor Mark Dayton signed, a bill broadening alcohol sales.
A proposed bill brought to the capital is raising concerned in the medical field. A group of St. Cloud area doctors gathered at the Center for Diagnostic Imaging today (Tuesday) to discuss concerns they have regarding a proposed bill in the legislature.
Members of the hospitality industry were down at the State Capitol yesterday (Monday) talking to lawmakers about the minimum wage. Dan McElroy is the President and CEO of Hospitality Minnesota. He says they're not opposed to an increase, but $9.50 is too high.