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The nastiest presidential campaign in memory is drawing to a close. On the off chance that any truly undecided voters want to base their decisions on the actual policies put forth by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, we’ve put together a quick overview on their positions regarding retirement programs, taxes and general economic policy. Read More
This May, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a slew of big changes to the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the 70-some-year-old linchpin of federal labor law. Read More
The State Legislature’s 2016 session begins Tuesday, March 8. Short of an all-out brawl on the chamber floor, it’s fair to assume that whatever happens in St. Paul will take a back seat to the national campaign fireworks presently consuming the media cycle. Read More


Monday marked the beginning of the National Conference of State Legislatures in Minneapolis, a week-long event where hundreds of politicians will gather to discuss issues like health care, energy, sustainability, and education. Read More
Earlier this year, on Mother’s Day, Governor Dayton signed the Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA) into law. WESA is sweeping legislation that will affect all Minnesota employers. Read More
This week, President Barack Obama will be in Minneapolis for the second time in the last six months. On Thursday, Obama will hold a town hall meeting at Minnehaha Park and on Friday he’ll deliver a speech at the Lake Harriet Bandshell. Read More
Yesterday, new economic and business reports on specific areas of Minnesota were released. The quarterly reports were developed by St. Read More
Yesterday, the first in a series of new economic and business reports was released by the St. Cloud State University School of Public Affairs in partnership with the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. Read More
Benefit corporations have been a hot topic in Minnesota lately, in particular concerning last month's passing of the Minnesota Public Benefit Corporation Act. Read More