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Walz says tax rebates will help with back to school shopping

Watch your bank account or your mailbox. A Minnesota tax rebate is on its way as the back-and-forth over the way it is structured and the amount still stirs in political circles. When the Legislature earmarked more than $1 billion for a tax rebate...  Website

 
 By Brian Bakst    News    May 26, 2023

Whirlwind legislative session ends

Minnesota lawmakers finished a momentous session Monday night by passing the final elements of a new $72 billion two-year state budget and shaking loose a record-setting construction projects package that was stalled for months. It was a year in...  Website

 
 By Brian Bakst    News    February 10, 2023

As promised, DFL steamrolls through session

Republicans are outnumbered at Minnesota's Capitol. And so far, they've been unable to stop an early onslaught of DFL-backed legislation on abortion, energy, voting and more. As the Legislature tilts...  Website

 
 By Brian Bakst    News    January 20, 2023

Gov. Walz puts focus on children, schools

Declaring he would follow through on a pledge to make Minnesota an attractive place to raise a family, Gov. Tim Walz announced a key slice of his 2023 budget Tuesday with major spending increases for...  Website

 

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