Author: Scott McClallen

Minnesota GOP ask for special session for hero pay, drought relief

Whether it’s COVID-19 frontline worker hero pay, drought-ridden farmers, or nursing homes struggling to stay open because of staffing shortages, Minnesotans are waiting for lawmakers to act. But the next scheduled session isn’t until January 2022, and Gov. Tim Walz hasn’t yet called a special session. Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller, R-Winona, sent Walz a letter pitching […]

Minnesota taxpayers pay $2 million travel expenses despite many lawmakers staying home

Minnesota taxpayers paid $2 million to cover lawmakers’ per diem travel costs despite many of them working from home. Fox 9 first reported the story using an analysis of finance records. Per diem is paid out on top of lawmakers’ $48,250 base salary for living and travel expenses to St. Paul seven days a week during the regular legislative […]

Lawmakers to push for legalized sports betting next session

Surrounded by states that have legalized sports betting, some Minnesota lawmakers will push to create additional tax revenue and entertainment next session. Rep. Zack Stephenson, DFL-Coon Rapids, held a press conference to announce his plan to pursue legalized sports betting. “Minnesotans deserve the chance to engage in safe and legal sports betting right here in […]