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Democratic senator faces ethics complaint for attempting to enrich friendly nonprofit

Minnesota Senate Republicans have filed an ethics complaint against a Democratic colleague over a bill to enrich a nonprofit that endorsed his candidacy. Seven GOP...

‘Complete failure’: Senate education bill takes aim at Minnesota’s dismal reading...

The Minnesota Senate on Tuesday approved an education omnibus bill aimed at improving Minnesota’s extremely low reading proficiency across all grade levels. The legislation hopes...

Minnesota Senate passes public safety package

The Minnesota Senate soundly passed a comprehensive Republican public safety bill with a 48-19 vote Monday. "This bill will provide the necessary resources to support...

Senate passes largest permanent tax cut in Minnesota state history

The Minnesota Senate passed what Republicans are calling the largest permanent tax cut in state history on Thursday. SF 3692, passed in a bipartisan 42-24...

A handful of GOP incumbents lose endorsements to outsider candidates 

At least two incumbent Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature have lost their endorsement battles to outsider candidates. Bret Bussman defeated Sen. Paul Utke for the...

Senate DFL pitches $500 million public safety plan

(The Center Square) — Senate DFL members pitched a $500 million public safety plan to reduce crime by boosting spending on law enforcement, the...

Senate looks to create database of judges’ sentencing histories

Proposed legislation in the Minnesota Senate would establish a searchable public database on criminal sentences, if passed and signed into law. The chief author of...

Senate passes bill to require release of class syllabi to parents

The Minnesota Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would require teachers to provide class syllabi to parents within the first two weeks of...

Legislature looks to crack down on ‘professional shoplifting’

The Minnesota Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee listened to testimony Wednesday on a bill that seeks to crack down on the rise in...

Senate considers bill to ban ‘Zuckerbucks’ in Minnesota elections

The Minnesota Senate is considering a bill that would prohibit cities and counties from accepting outside money to help run their elections, a move...