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Redistricting pairing pushes DFL Senate leader out of office 

Senate Minority Leader Melisa López Franzen announced this week that she won’t be seeking reelection after redistricting placed her in the same district as...

Senate Republicans propose parental ‘bill of rights’

Republicans in the Minnesota Senate have announced their intention to propose a "bill of rights" that allows parents a greater say in the education...

Jeremy Miller elected new Senate GOP leader

Sen. Jeremy Miller was elected leader of the Senate Republicans at a caucus meeting late Wednesday night after Sen. Paul Gazelka stepped down to...

Gazelka doesn’t rule out former Democrat Tom Bakk as replacement

Sen. Paul Gazelka stepped down as leader of the Senate Republicans this week, prompting speculation about his replacement. “Five years ago, under bittersweet conditions, I...

Senate to hire investigator to review DFL’s handling of sexual harassment...

Senate Republican leaders recently expressed their support for an independent investigation into the DFL's handling of sexual harassment allegations. Former DFL staffer Cynthia Callais recently...

Conservative group calls out Senate GOP for caving on California car...

The Center of the American Experiment (CAE) expressed its disappointment in the Senate GOP for caving on California clean car mandates during the special...

Commentary: Ending eviction moratoriums helps everyone

Progressive activists Owen Duckworth of the Alliance, a "social justice" group, and Ivory Taylor, a tenant advocate, naively opined this week in the Star...

Senate Democrats vote against condemning ‘disparaging treatment’ of Minnesota National Guard 

More than 20 Senate Democrats voted against a resolution this week to condemn the “disparaging treatment” of the Minnesota National Guard. Upwards of 3,000 guardsmen...

Senator seeks to hold state cosmetology board accountable for past debacles

A Minnesota senator presented a bill Monday that would disband the Board of Cosmetology and transfer control over the industry to the Department of...

Minnesota Senate passes bill aiming to forgive state PPP taxes

(The Center Square) – On Thursday, the Minnesota Senate passed a bill seeking to forgive state taxes on the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The...