Doug Belden, St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL — The issue of whether Minnesota should allow liquor stores to be open Sundays got a hearing Wednesday in a House committee, with store owners on both sides...
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota House passed a bill Monday night that would allow employers to pay a lower wage to workers who make more than $4 per hour in tips. The bill, which passed 78-55, represents an effort by the Republican-controlled House to blunt the minimum-wage increases passed last year by the Democratic Legislature and governor. “This is a great bill,” said Rep. Dave Baker, a Republican restaurant owner from Willmar.
The Minnesota House takes up a bill later Monday afternoon that would allow employers to pay a lower wage to restaurant servers and others who make more than $4 per...
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota could wind up owing hundreds of millions of dollars in tax refunds if the state loses a pending tax court case, the state solicitor general told a panel of judges Thursday. The Minnesota Tax Court heard three hours of arguments in the case, which has to do with how multistate corporations calculate tax liability in Minnesota. "Whatever decision might be made here is going to be applied to other cases," Alan Gilbert told the three judges on the tax court panel.
ST. PAUL — Coming off a session in which they raised the minimum wage and provided increased workplace protections for women, some DFL lawmakers launched an effort Wednesday to secure paid family leave for all workers in the state. “This bill represents an opportunity for businesses to provide paid family leave to all their employees, not just a few,” said Rep.
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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Lottery narrowly escaped being reined in last session, and lawmakers are pushing again this year to stop the games’ expansion into online and other venues. Legislation passed the House Commerce and Regulatory Reform committee Wednesday that would require the Lottery to end online scratch-off games as well as ticket sales at gas pumps and ATM machines. A bill with those restrictions passed both chambers of the Legislature last May with wide margins but was vetoed by Gov. Mark Dayton.
ST. PAUL — Claiming new momentum for a cause that’s been a perennial loser at the Capitol, opponents of Minnesota’s law banning Sunday liquor-store sales said Thursday that they’ll push for a repeal this session. “Coming off an election cycle where this was an issue that people talked about and candidates campaigned on and candidates were surveyed on, I really feel that 2015 is the year to get this done in the Minnesota Legislature. We have a governor who has said he will sign the bill. We have a speaker of the House who is supportive, so we’ve made significant forward progress,” said Sen.
Starting over on the new Vikings stadium with bird-safe, "fritted" glass would cause a delay of 2-6 months and incur at least $40 million to $80 million in costs, the...