Weather Forecast


News from the Legislature


Members of both major political parties say legislators need to pass bills to help businesses, measures such as reducing taxes and providing a state employee to help businesses obtain permits.

"Every legislator has small businesses in their district, and we regularly hear about their challenges," Rep. Keith Downey, R-Edina, said. "These bills are specific ways we can resolve state related issues and make a real difference."

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.