David Montgomery / St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's insurers are proposing to lower or freeze premiums on many health plans — if the federal government approves a state program to subsidize some of the risk.
ST. PAUL — Both the Minnesota House and Senate voted this year to limit what internet service providers can do with their customers' data. But those provisions have been dropped from a compromise bill unveiled Monday, May 1. Lawmakers say the language could still be added back into the bill in the three weeks remaining before this year's legislative session ends "It is a work in progress," said Sen. David Osmek, the Mound Republican who co-chairs the committee negotiating a final language.
ST. PAUL—Eligible Minnesotans should start seeing discounts on their health insurance premiums in May, as part of a $310 million relief package signed into law in January by Gov. Mark Dayton. State officials said Monday, Feb. 27, that the relief remains on track to arrive this spring as intended. Though the relief bill was passed in January, building computer systems to administer the relief isn't simple and will take insurance companies eight to 12 weeks from the late-January bill passage. Here is what you need to know about the relief:
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's top leaders seem on the brink of a deal to bring health insurance premium relief to as many as 120,000 Minnesotans. This doesn't mean a deal will actually get done. More than once in recent months, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders have been close to a compromise only for everything to fall apart. And despite signs of compromise, several major divisive issues remain.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers say they want to pass a relief package for Minnesotans facing soaring health insurance premiums by the end of this week, but lots remains to be done before policyholders know if they will get a state rebate. The next few days will determine whether that happens, or if Minnesota's leaders yet again hit delays. The Dayton administration's top finance man said on Monday, Jan. 9, that greater Minnesota is especially looking at what happens in St. Paul. Democratic Gov.
ST. PAUL—All of the major candidates running for Congress in Minnesota's 2nd District are millionaires, a fact that could come into play as the campaign's costs mount up. In personal financial disclosure forms filed during recent months, the candidates for the GOP nomination laid out the approximate size of their investments, real estate holdings and bank accounts; disclosed their income during the past two years; and laid out any existing debts.
The Republican battle for Congress in Minnesota's 2nd District is dominated by one word: electability. Even as front-runners Jason Lewis and Darlene Miller exchange some fire over the economy and foreign policy, they've focused much of their effort claiming that they — and not the other — are the best candidate to beat Democratic nominee Angie Craig in November.