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.
A lobbyist is suing state Rep. Denny McNamara for defamation after a confrontation sparked by a fight over parks funding. Maryann Campo, a lobbyist for the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, said McNamara “has been slandering me” by falsely accusing her of threatening his son’s tree nursery business. McNamara believes Campo made that “very serious threat” against his family, which he says has kept him up at night. He has stood by his comments and is now facing a lawsuit. “The Plaintiff is a professional lobbyist,” Campo’s attorney Carla Kjellberg writes in the complaint.