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Judge denies restraining order on mask mandate at northeast Minnesota school district
Judge wrote in his order that based on precedents, the constitutional harms stated by the parents are “not real, but imagined.” 
West Central Tribune - 10/18/21 

School bus driver shortage leaves families scrambling to find alternative ways to class
Districts struggle to fill hundreds of vacant positions in Minnesota
Minnesota Reformer - 10/18/21

85% of Minnesota schools to receive COVID testing help from $55 million grant
Largest recipients include St. Paul and Minneapolis school districts.
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 10/18/21

NPR poll: The delta surge pushed Americans further behind in all walks of life
Two-thirds of parents say their kids have fallen behind in school. 
Minnesota Public Radio - 10/12/21

Richfield Public Schools is the first K-12 district in the country pledging to offer plant-based food options
District to offer food options representing all of the cultures, many just happen to be plant-based
MinnPost - 10/11/21

Minnesota school district sued by parents who oppose mask mandate
The school district has asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed
Bring Me the News - 10/9/21

405 schools now on COVID outbreak list as virus surges among students, staff
A school staff member was among those whose death from COVID was reported in the past week
Bring Me the News - 10/8/21

Minnesota to expand COVID-19 testing options in schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 10/7/21

Why Gov. Tim Walz couldn’t impose a vaccine mandate for Minnesota — even if he still had emergency powers
MinnPost - 10/6/21

State leaders push for more COVID-19 testing in schools - 10/6/21

Metro School Asks Parents To Become Substitute Teachers
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CBS Minnesota - 10/5/21

South St. Paul has a plan to help students struggling with a class: Send the others home 1 day a week
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 10/3/21

St. Paul Architect Designing New Models for Future Schools
U.S. News - 10/2/21

Filling out application can provide funds to families and schools
ECM Publishers - 9/30/21

Good news about 6 nationally recognized Minnesota Blue Ribbon Public Schools
EMC Publishers - 9/30/21

COVID-19 school testing program grant deadline extended
The Journal - 9/30/21

Huge spike in COVID-19 cases among Minnesota preK-12 students, school workers
Bring Me the News - 9/30/21

Hostile school board meetings lead to unprecedented number of members to call it quits
Kare11 - 9/29/21

4 biggest Minnesota school districts have waiting lists for online learning
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/17/21

'Devious licks' on TikTok encourages school vandals: What you need to know about the trend
CNET - 9/17/21

Nationwide shortage of school nurses causing concerns, challenges for Minnesota districts - 9/15/21

Staffing, transportation and illness disrupt first week of school in MN
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/15/21

COVID-19 in MN: School cases accelerating as latest wave grinds higher
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/15/21

How is back to school going in Minnesota?
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/15/21

Judge rejects bid for required masking in Minn. schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/14/21

Minnesota students brace for uncertainty, hope for normalcy in new school year
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/5/21

Parents group sues state of Minnesota, seeks statewide mask mandate for schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/5/21

Minnesota school boards are at the breaking point
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/4/21

WCCO Investigation: Report Card On COVID-Era Distance Learning Shows More Students Failing To Make The Grade
WCCO - 8/30/21

U.S. Department of Education Approves Minnesota’s Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds to Support K-12 Schools and Students, Distributes Remaining $441 Million to State
U.S. Department of Education - 8/30/21

Osterholm: Schools should deploy air filters, 'quality masking' to mitigate spread of COVID-19
KTSP - 8/29/21

MN state test scores reveal deep impact to child learning during pandemic
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/27/21

290 Albert Lea Students Quarantine After 36 Positive COVID Cases In 1st Week
CBS Minnesota - 8/26/21

Federal Coronavirus Aid For Schools: See How Much MN Schools Got - 8/26/21

Education losses from the pandemic: The science of catching up
MinnPost - 8/25/21

Some big MN school districts ignore advice on masks, quarantine
Pioneer Press - 8/24/21

COVID-19 spread causes some school districts to change policies
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/23/21

Schools, teachers find themselves in the crosshairs of critical race theory debate
Bemidji Pioneer - 8/22/21

Minnesota BCA using cellphone app to report threats against schools, places of worship
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 8/18/21

Minnesota recommends weekly COVID-19 testing for students, offers no-fee testing programs for schools
Kare 11 - 8/17/21

'A very difficult decision': Minnesota schools divided on masking
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/16/21

Minnesota State High School League seeks more officials ahead of fall sports season
WCCO - 8/16/21

Minnesota's biggest school districts don't know how many teachers are vaccinated
KSTP - 8/16/21

After a summer of controversy, some Minnesota teachers are anxious about the return of the school year
MinnPost - 8/16/21

Delta variant fuels new wave of unease among Minnesota parents
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/14/21

Can Minnesota require COVID-19 vaccines for school children?
SouthernMinn - 8/13/21

Minnesota State High School League grants Temporary Pandemic Provision
Fergus Falls Journal - 8/13/21

Interest in online classes spikes in some Minnesota school districts
KSTP - 8/12/21

What Have We Learned About Schools And COVID?
CVS Minnesota - 8/12/21

Minnesota high school students can enroll in online heavy equipment classes
Inforum - 8/11/21

Back to school: Minnesota parents urged to get child immunizations up-to-date in the pandemic
Kare 11 - 8/11/21

New draft of MN social studies standards places ethnic studies alongside history, geography
Yahoo News - 8/9/21

Opinion: Learning acceleration is key to bringing students up to speed this fall
MinnPost - 8/9/21

US teachers’ union leader supports vaccine mandate for educators as delta variant surges
Fox 9 News - 8/8/21

As Minnesota schools' online options grow, so do complications
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/5/21

Minnesota School District Ban on 'All Lives Matter' Signs Violates First Amendment: Lawsuit
Newsweek - 8/4/21

Minnesota medical groups urge K-12 schools to adopt mask requirement for all
Bring Me the News - 8/4/21

WalletHub: Minnesota has fifth worst early education system in America
KARE 11 - 8/4/21

Partnership Opens Paid Tuition Opportunity for Work-Based Learning Program
Bethel University - 8/3/21

How Urgent Push for Climate Education Can Help Mental Health, Engagement
Yahoo News - 8/3/21

Sartell-St. Stephen to cut ties with Equity Alliance MN over equity audit backlash
St. Cloud Times - 8/2/21

Parents, staff, students anxiously wait for mask guidance from Minnesota school districts
Fox 9 News - 8/1/21

School mask mandates will be up to local districts, not health or education departments
Bring Me the News - 7/28/21

Minnesota backs CDC: Masks for everyone in school this fall
Twin Cities - 7/28/21

What are Minnesota’s social studies standards — and does critical race theory have anything to do with them?
MinnPost - 7/26/21

Minnesota programs offer summer meals for kids
West Central Tribune - 7/26/21

More Minnesota school board members resign in turbulent year
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/24/21

Governor, commissioner return to Mankato to tout education funding
The Free Press - 7/23/21

More Minnesota schools can continue online option, will make local choices on pandemic precautions
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/22/21

American Academy of Pediatrics urges masks for ages 2 and up in schools
Bring Me the News - 7/19/21

Minnesota schools await further guidance on fall classes and masking
Kare 11 News - 7/19/21

Pandemic, hot weather leave schools sweating over air quality
Yahoo News - 7/17/21

The diverse teachers Minnesota needs may already be working in schools—as classroom aides. New state funding promises to help them level up.
Sahan Journal - 7/16/21

Academic experts explain critical race theory in wake of Minnesota meetings
Duluth News Tribune - 7/16/21

Mask Mandate Unlikely In Classrooms This Fall, Minnesota Ed. Commissioner Says
CBS Minnesota - 7/14/21

Schools should prepare for COVID-19 Delta Variant, according to public health officials
KTTC - 7/14/21

New education spending sparks shift for Minnesota schools
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/13/21

State budget help too late to head off some school cuts
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/10/21

High school graduation rates inch upward in Minnesota, North Dakota
Inforum - 7/4/21

Seizure Smart legislation passes Minnesota Legislature
Willmar Radio - 7/5/21

School bus driver: 'Best part of my day' is behind the wheel
Post Bulletin - 7/5/21

Teachers of color win financial support from Minnesota lawmakers
Yahoo News - 7/4/21

Minnesota ranked 23rd in K-12 enrollment drop
KPVI - 7/4/21

Minnesota summer school programs see surge in enrollment
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/5/21

St. Anthony: Legislature fell short on help for Minnesota's most vulnerable preschool kids
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/3/21

School districts thankful for $1.2 billion in additional state funds, see more need in future
KTTC - 7/2/21

New state funding puts solar on the curriculum for Minnesota schools
Energy News Network - 7/1/21

Long, strange trip: Legislature passes new budget
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/30/21

Minnesota to spend $132 million in federal rescue money to boost student recovery from pandemic effects
News8000 - 6/30/21

How critical race theory became the latest battle in the culture war
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/23/21

Minnesota lawmakers reach education budget deal
Minnesota Reformer - 6/22/21

Police break up 'large disturbance' at anti-critical race theory conference in Moorhead
Bring Me the News - 6/16/21

Critical race theory battle invades school boards — with help from conservative groups
NBC News - 6/15/21

MN High School Graduation Rates: How Minneapolis Ranks
Patch - 6/15/21

Schools anticipate an increase in kindergarteners this fall
Kare11 - 6/15/21

Some Minnesota School Districts Struggling To Find Teachers For Summer Classes
CBS Minnesota - 6/14/21

Teachers, staffers at 2 Minnesota charter schools agree to form unions
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/13/21

Minnesota schools prepare for summer classes with relaxed pandemic precautions
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/13/21

GOP wants private school option; Walz, DFL push back
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/10/21

Lawmakers deadlocked on education budget; Senate Republicans release latest offer
Minnesota Reformer - 6/7/21

Some Minnesota school districts made changes to grading systems during pandemic to help protect GPAs, they may not go back
Inforum - 6/6/21

Unions want hourly school workers to get unemployment
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/2/21

Minnesota lawmakers agree to spend $70 million on improving broadband access across the state
MinnPost - 6/1/21

Complaints of racism, bullying in central Minn. school district prompt calls for change
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/24/21

With an extra $75 million, Minnesota schools plan for summer classes
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/22/21

Inside a charter school's collapse: Records reveal decade of problems
5 Eyewitness News - 5/18/21

Summer school throughout MN gets $75 million boost
Kare 11 - 5/19/21

'We're still in the storm': Minnesota students struggle with mental health
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/19/21

Walz urges schools to be creative with summer programs
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/18/21

What Monday’s $52 billion budget deal does — and doesn’t — mean for Minnesota
MinnPost - 5/18/21

The region's teachers caught in political ‘push-pull’ in civics classroom
Bemidji Pioneer - 5/15/21

U.S. schools fight to keep students amid fear of dropout surge
Associated Press - 5/11/21

School-linked therapy meets kids and families ‘where they’re at’
MinnPost - 5/10/21

Minnesota schools step up COVID testing, despite some parental pushback
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/9/21

House, Senate begin work on bridging $620.5 million divide on education bill
House Session Daily - 5/4/21

Free busing, new magnet schools, integration orders: MN agrees to $63M annual plan to settle Cruz-Guzman lawsuit

Duluth News Tribune - 4/28/21

Education committee considers bill to increase school integration
House Session Daily - 4/27/21

Despite fraud concerns, MN won’t limit free summer meals for kids
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/28/21

Minnesota Bill Authorizing Direct Admission To College Moves Forward
Forbes - 4/27/21

Minnesota middle school student allegedly fires shots in hallway, no one hurt: Police
ABC News - 4/26/21

Citing pandemic control, St. Paul schools cancel in-person events; shows go on in suburban schools
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/26/21

Minnesota School Board Association gives new guidance on meeting attendance
Duluth News Tribune - 4/26/21

Most Minnesota schools to stay open despite growing COVID-19 spread among students
Grand Forks Herald - 4/26/21

Schools cutting teacher jobs as debate over funding increase continues
Bring Me the News - 4/23/21

Urdahl's Civics Education measure amended onto House Education Bill
Lakeland Broadcasting - 4/22/21

Princeton schools to pilot Minnesota’s first Teen Mental Health First Aid program
MinnPost - 4/20/21

Thousands of Minn. students walk out of school to protest racial injustice
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/20/21

Omnibus education finance and policy bill clears House
House Session Daily - 4/19/21

Minneapolis, St. Paul schools plan for in-person graduation ceremonies
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/18/21

How will Minnesota schools use $1.3 billion in COVID relief funds?
MinnPost - 4/14/21

Even with prospect of aid, Minnesota school budgets in dire shape
Minnesota Public Schools - 4/8/21

As schools reopen in Minnesota, COVID-19 cases climb
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/5/21

Students of color disproportionately choosing distance learning
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/31/21

Brainerd school official says social studies update will not oust American flag, pledge
Brainerd Dispatch - 3/26/21

Committee hears proposal that aims to reduce childhood hunger
House Session Daily - 3/25/21

Proposal would modify compensatory education revenue formula
House Session Daily - 3/24/21

Proposal could stabilize regional public library systems’ state funding
House Session Daily - 3/24/21

House budget targets move Minnesota in the right direction but fall short of fully funding public education
Education Minnesota - 3/23/21

House passes $104.5 million student summer learning package
House Session Daily - 3/23/21

Funding sought to help teachers teach economics and personal finance
House Session Daily - 3/23/21

Minnesota House passes $107 million summer school package
Fox 9 News - 3-22/21

Incoming Education Commissioner Heather Mueller talks about COVID response, future plans for schools
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/22/21

Ethnic studies courses coming to Mankato high schools
Mankato Free Press - 3/22/21

Minnesota Senate approves bills to help students, parents, and teachers recover from Covid-19 learning loss
Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus

Minnesota schools prepare for in-person standardized tests
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/20/21

CDC changes school guidance to allow desks to be closer together
Bring Me the News - 3/19/21

MN schools to receive $1.32 billion from COVID stimulus bill
Kare 11 News - 3/19/21

New Minnesota education commissioner focused on learning recovery
Duluth News Tribune - 3/19/21

5th school staff member dies of COVID-19
5 Eyewitness News - 3/18/21

Pencils down, phones out: Minnesota high school students to use MN-made app for bilingual exam
Red Lake Nation News - 3/18/21

School lunch leaders want free meals for all students
Post Bulletin - 3/18/21

Educators paying out-of-pocket for school supplies could get additional tax relief
House Session Daily - 3/17/21

COVID-19 outbreak identified at Pine City High School
Bring Me the News - 3/17/21

'Long-standing structural inequities' the target of Women of Color Opportunity Act
House Session Daily - 3/17/21

Seeking to aid post-COVID catch-up, House panel approves summer school funding bill
House Session Daily - 3/16/21

Eligibility for substitute teaching licenses could be expanded
House Session Daily - 3/15/21

Opinion:  Minnesota schools must aim higher with the Page amendment
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/14/21

Two Steps Forward, One Back: Teacher Diversity Bill May Push Hundreds of Minnesota Educators of Color from Classrooms
The 74 - 3/13/21

Omnibus education policy bill clears committee along party lines
House Session Dailyh - 3/12/21

Walz Urges Lawmakers to Pass Summer Education Package
US News - 3/11/21

Proposal would support the Girl Scouts ConnectZ program
House Session Daily - 3/11/21

Early Learning Scholarship program would be fully funded under proposal
House Session Daily - 3/11/21

Why some Minnesota school districts haven’t yet gone back to in-person learning
MinnPost - 3/11/21

House committee begins work on omnibus education policy bill
House Session Daily - 3/10/21

Proposal aims to expand students’ access to support personnel
House Session Daily - 3/10/21

A foggy situation: Districts take steps to cut the risk of virus spread as students return to school
Post Bulletin - 3/10/21

MDH reveals where it found clusters of COVID-19 variant in Carver County, explains why it's so concerning
Kare 11 News - 3/10/21

Research brief: School connectedness as a protective factor for ethnic minority adolescents
Eurie Alert! - 3/10/21

Majority of MN students now have option to attend school in person
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/9/21

Rural school districts could receive more transportation aid to help offset busing costs
House Session Daily - 3/9/21

Budget and Political News

More sizzle in Minnesota tax revenue
Legislature will have plenty of money to work with in their election-year session.  Minnesota Public Radio - 10/11/21

Sen. Miller outlines new role as Majority Leader
5 Eyewitness News - 9/12/21

Census: Major changes for state demographics, politics
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/12/21

GOP teeing up critical race theory for midterms in Minnesota, across the nation
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/17/21

Minnesota's new budget includes major spending boost, but legislators keep a wary eye on the future
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/3/21

After slog of a session, Walz, legislative leaders tout $52 billion budget
MinnPost - 7/2/21

Central Minnesota lawmakers ready to take on budget, executive powers in special session Monday
SC Times - 6/11/21

Clock is ticking on 2021 Minnesota Legislature
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/5/21

Minnesota mails layoff notices to state workers as possible July 1 shutdown looms
Fox 9 News - 6/1/21

Budget deal includes several provisions left out of ‘global’ agreement signed by Walz, legislative leaders
MinnPost - 6/1/21

Deal reached on Minnesota budget; special session needed
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/17/21

Global Budget Agreement and Working Groups Framework Signed by State Leaders

Still no deal: Minnesota leaders continue secret budget talks as deadline looms
Duluth News Tribune - 5/16/21

Prospects of on-time finish for Legislature dim
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/10/21

Crunch time at MN Capitol collides with COVID fight
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/3/21

Walz to lay out COVID reopening plan, GOP links it to budget talks
Fox 9 - 5/3/21

Crunch time at MN Capitol collides with COVID fight
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/3/21

4 weeks left and $1 billion to bridge for Minn. lawmakers
MinnPost - 4/26/21

Minnesota House Democrats detail budget bills focused on education, pandemic relief
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/5/21

House leadership proposes $52.5 billion budget for upcoming biennium
House Session Daily - 3/23/21

Minnesota House Democrats present $52.5 billion budget plan
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/23/21

MN Gov. Walz releases revised budget
Wahpeton Daily News - 3/22/21

Report finds Minnesota has 7th highest state and local taxes in U.S.
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/15/21

Minnesota To Receive Billions In Aid From $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Plan
CBS Minnesota - 3/10/21

U.S. News Ranks Best States
Minnesota ranks #2 on the best states list
U.S. News - 3/8/21

Tide turns on Minnesota legislative session
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/1/21

Will economic uptick make Minnesota’s deficit vanish?
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/22/21

Legislative leaders announce 2021 committee deadlines
House Session Daily - 1/27/21

5 things to watch as the Minnesota Legislature kicks off the 2021 session Tuesday
Duluth News Tribune - 1/4/21

Virus forces changes as Minnesota Legislature opens Tuesday
Associated Press - 1/3/21

Minnesota’s budget forecast projects $641 million surplus
MinnPost - 12/1/20

Minnesota House DFL Majority announces committee structure and chair
House Session Daily - 11/30/20

Two state finance leaders take helm amid Minnesota budget uncertainty
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/28/20

Senate Republicans Release Committee Structure and Chairs
Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus - 11/24/20

Every option on table for deficit, Gov. Tim Walz say
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 10/28/20

Suburban voters hold key to control of Minnesota Senate
Associated Press - 10/19/20

Trickle down: State deficit will take bite out of city, county budgets
Post Bulletin - 8/20/20

Minnesota has lost a greater share of revenue than most states due to COVID-19
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/3/20

How the bonding bill went bust
MinnPost - 7/22/20

Gov. Walz predicts bonding deal and says face mask mandate still possible
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 7/16/20

Nearly $2 billion bonding bill heads for House Floor, but prospects for passage uncertain
House Session Daily - 7/14/20

Second special session starts without deal on to-do list
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/13/20

Minnesota’s 2020 legislative session was defined by what got pushed aside to respond to COVID-19
MinnPost - 5/18/20

Coronavirus-fueled economic uncertainty muddies state budget planning
House Session Daily - 4/13/20

The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes Tuesday. Here’s what probably will (and won’t) get done by the end of session.
MinnPost - 4/13/20

Minnesota bracing for possible budget deficit because of COVID-19
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/6/20

Minnesota lawmakers to convene Thursday to pass COVID-19 response bill — after working for a week outside the public eye
MinnPost - 3/24/20

COVID-19: What's been done, is being done and could be done by House
House Daily Session - 3/18/20

Precaution: Legislature to be ‘on-call’ for four weeks
House Session Daily - 3/15/20

State’s projected budget surplus grows to $1.5 billion in latest forecast
House Session Daily - 2/27/20

Why is the DFL so riled up over inflation?
MinnPost - 2/26/20

3 Republican state Senate priorities: Murders, drug prices, Social Security tax
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/13/20

What to do with $1.3 billion? A surplus of ideas for Minnesota
But hold up: The forecast doesn't account for $1.2 billion in inflation in the next budget cycle, 2022 and 2023.
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 12/7/19

Minnesota’s economy welcomes you
St Paul Pioneer Press - 12/6/19

Forecast: Minnesota has a $1.3 billion budget surplus
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/5/19

One year out, how the 2020 battle for the Minnesota House is taking shape
MinnPost - 10/24/19

Yes, Minnesota tax collections are up. No, the state shouldn’t go spending the money just yet, say officials
MinnPost - 10/11/19

A power map of Gov. Tim Walz’s top staff
MinnPost - 9/25/19

Deal or no deal? What survived the 2019 session -- and what didn't
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/23/19

Global budget deal reached Sunday; more work needed to pass final budget
Minnesota Budget Bites - 5/21/19

Senate Republicans prep for budget stalemate
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/16/19

Minnesota leaders: Don't neglect these three budget rules
Minneapolis Star Tribune Editorial - 5/15/19

Talks over state budget stretch on as adjournment approaches
Minnesota Public Radio 5/15/19

Special session? They aren’t so special any more at the Minnesota Legislature 
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 5/15/19

Minnesota ranked near top of best U.S. states 
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal - 5/14/19

Budget breakthrough or stalemate? Lawmakers spend hours Tuesday negotiating
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 5/14/19

Budget negotiations hit a roadblock as tensions rise at the Capitol
House Session Daily - 5/7/19

Budget talks between Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders hit a brick wall. Here are some sticking points.
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 5/7/19

'It’s obvious we’ve got a ways to go': Legislative leaders miss deadline after days of negotiations
Duluth News Tribune - 5/6/19

Government Twilight Zone: Dems and Republicans can’t agree on what a spending ‘cut’ is
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/30/19

20 cents vs. four nickels: Messaging matters in gas tax debate
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/6/19

Forecast: Minnesota budget surplus shrinks by a third, to $1 billion
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/28/19

Greater Minnesota funds could come out unscathed in budget fights
Informum - 2/20/19

Seeking orderly end to session, governor and legislative leaders agree to new deadlines
House Session Daily - 2/11/19

Walz, legislative leaders pledge smooth end of session
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/11/19

Committee deadlines for 2019 unveiled
House Session Daily - 2/5/19

'Moonshot' for rural broadband, local gov aid on Walz's to-do list
Duluth News Tribune - 1/30/19

First 10 bills offer glimpse of DFL's ‘Values Agenda’
House Session Daily - 1/9/19

The Janus decision was supposed to hurt public-employee unions. In Minnesota, their membership is up
MinnPost - 12/19/18

Minnesota legislative leaders strike early deal, set up a clash on key issues
Forum News Service - 12/15/18

A warning lurks beneath state budget surplus prediction: not enough workers to go around
MinnPost - 12/11/18

Minnesota’s budget forecast has become the inkblot test of state government
MinnPost - 12/7/18

Minnesota Legislature 2018: What lawmakers got done, what they didn't and what's next?
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/21/18

Capitol lightning round: Where things stand
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/7/18

GOP rolls out revised budget proposal
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/13/18

Tax relief focus of House budget targets
House Session Daily - 4/12/18

'Limited' surplus means tough decisions ahead for Minnesota lawmakers
MinnPost - 3/1/18

State projects $329 million budget surplus in latest forecast
House Session Daily - 2/28/18

2018 committee deadlines set
House Session Daily - 2/27/18

6 issues to watch as the legislative session gets under way
MinnPost - 2/20/18

5 things to watch in Minnesota's 2018 legislative session
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/17/18

Aligning Minnesota tax code with federal reforms tops legislative list
Hibbing Daily Tribune - 2/15/18

Latest budget forecast tips Minnesota into the red
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/5/17

New Math Deals Minnesota’s Pensions the Biggest Hit in the U.S.
Bloomberg - 8/31/17

Time to worry? Minnesota revenues coming in lower than expected
SC Times - 8/12/17

Why is Minnesota's budget guru so worried?
MinnPost - 7/17/17

Dayton signs deal calling Legislature into special session. What happens now? 
MinnPost - 5/23/17

As clock ticks, Capitol budget offers move Minnesota closer to a deal 
St. Paul Pione