The Minnesota Daily

Editorial: Legislature should approve proposed fiscal increase for University

Daily Editorial Board

February 22, 2018

Every year, the University of Minnesota makes a request for the money it will need to function for the following year. After receiving the request, the governor issues a secondary recommendation to the Minnesota Legislature regarding the amount of money the University should receive. This year, Gov. Ma...

Legislature’s funding in limbo after Supreme Court backs Dayton veto

Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday, Aug. 28, at the Capitol in St. Paul. 

Michael Achterling

September 11, 2017

The Minnesota State Legislature could face cuts to its staff and operations if legislative leaders fail to reach an agreement with Gov. Mark Dayton. Funding for the Legislature is in limbo after the Minnesota Supreme Court backed Dayton’s line-item veto of the House and Senate’s biennial operating...

Legal fight between Gov. Dayton and Legislature hits Supreme Court

Gov. Mark Dayton waits for oral arguments to begin before the Minnesota Supreme Court on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at the Capitol in St. Paul. 

Michael Achterling

August 29, 2017

A legal battle between Gov. Mark Dayton and the state Legislature reached the Minnesota Supreme Court Monday.  Attorneys for Dayton and the Legislature presented their arguments to Supreme Court justices concerning the governor’s line-item veto of the House and Senate’s operational budget. T...

Minimum wage hearing draws crowds

Sarah Webstor Norton waits to be called to speak during a public hearing at Minneapolis City Hall on Thursday. Sarah works in the service industry and is in favor of a proposed $15 minimum ordinance.

Christopher Lemke

June 26, 2017

A lively crowd packed into Minneapolis City Hall Thursday for a public hearing on the City Council’s proposed $15 hourly minimum wage ordinance.While the Council and most speakers at the hearing showed strong support for the $15 minimum wage, there were points of contention between how businesses can affor...

Bonding bill funds some U projects, leaves others behind

Christopher Lemke

June 7, 2017

The University of Minnesota will start work on three new buildings and a host of maintenance projects with funding approved by Gov. Mark Dayton in the state bonding bill.The University received $119.9 million of its $245.1 million request, and the current funding serves four of the seven projects in the sc...

Gov. Dayton signs higher education bill and University bonding bill

Members of the House of Representatives come together during special session in the Capitol Building in St. Paul on Wednesday, May 24.

Christopher Lemke

May 31, 2017

Gov. Mark Dayton signed the higher education omnibus and bonding bills into law on Tuesday, finalizing University of Minnesota funding.University leaders welcomed some aspects of both bills, but noted shortcomings that could lead to tuition increases. The final higher education bill gives the Universit...

Legislature’s final funding bill for UMN less than original Senate and House proposals

University President Eric Kaler presents during a meeting  on  March 12, 2013, at the Minnesota state Capitol.

Ryan Faircloth

May 2, 2017

The Minnesota Legislature’s spending final funding plan for the University of Minnesota is less than 13 percent of its request and less than what the Senate and House originally recommended for the school. A final higher education omnibus bill, which included $18.6 million of the University’s $147.2 mi...

In MN House and Senate, bonding bill priorities vary

Gov. Mark Dayton addresses the state's budget for the next biennium and how he plans to use the $1.9 billion surplus at the Capitol on Friday.

Ryan Faircloth

April 10, 2017

State lawmakers in the House and Senate are split over when to tackle a bonding bill this year.As the Minnesota Senate’s bonding bill continues to lie in wait, members of the House have yet to introduce their own version of the bill. When legislators return from spring recess April 18, there will only...

Minnesota law now mandates sex assault training for students

Melissa Steinken

September 8, 2016

All University of Minnesota students are now required to complete sexual assault awareness training as part of a new state law aimed at reducing sexual misconduct on college campuses.Under the law, which took effect Aug. 1, colleges must offer online sexual assault reporting options for students and requi...

Debate spotlights veteran, newcomers

Minnesota Rep. Phyllis Kahn, Mohamud Noor and Ilhan Omar debate in a filled Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Monday evening. The three are competing for the DFL primary for House Seat 60B.

Ryan Faircloth

August 24, 2016

Local residents filled every seat in an auditorium at a Monday debate between longtime Minnesota Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, and her two DFL competitors, Ilhan Omar and Mohamud Noor.The debate, held at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, drew discussion of local ...